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Kiesha Brooks scored 28 points and grabbed 19 rebounds, both career highs, leading Coppin State past conference-leading UMES, 84-74, last night in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game in Princess Anne.

The loss ended the seven-game home winning streak of the Hawks (8-7, 5-2).

Brooks' three-pointer late in the first half broke a tie at 28, and the Eagles never trailed.

Coppin (7-5, 5-3) led by as many as 15 (59-44) in the second half before the Hawks cut their deficit to 73-67 with 2: 32 left. But without starters Kristi Sheldon and Marlena Smith, who fouled out with more than four minutes to play, UMES got no closer.

Liesha Mitchell added 15 points and 11 rebounds, and Trisha Allen 16 points for Coppin. Nicole Council's 21 points led UMES.

Delaware State 55, Morgan State 53: Sandy Urquiaga scored on a put-back with one second remaining to lift the Hornets (5-11, 3-5) over the Bears in a MEAC game in Dover, Del.

The Bears' Kim Harris made a three-pointer with 13 seconds left to tie the game at 53.

Morgan (4-10, 3-5) led 35-21 with 17: 26 left before the Hornets used a 22-7 run over the next nine minutes to move ahead 43-42.

Harris led Morgan with 13 points.

Salisbury State 91, Wesley 71: Behind five double-digit scorers, the host Sea Gulls (11-3) won their fifth straight game.

Jessica LaTour led Salisbury with 18 points, Elisabeth Barfuss 14 and three players added 12 points, including Amy Cooke (eight assists), who surpassed 1,000 career points.

Villa Julie 57, Catholic 43: Amanda Foster had a game-high 20 points as the Mustangs (5-7) defeated the host Cardinals (3-7). Foster had 12 of her points at the free-throw line.

Foster also had 13 rebounds, helping Villa Julie control the boards, 55-40, including 43 on the defensive end.

Catholic shot 13.2 percent in the second half.

Pub Date: 1/19/99

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