Coppin tops Beth.-Cookman in OT, 73-67; Fla. A&M; routs Morgan; UMES rolls over Howard; Mount loses on late dunk; State men


Jorge Cajigas scored six of his game-high 21 points in overtime to lead Coppin State past host Bethune-Cookman, 73-67, in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game in Daytona Beach, Fla.

The Eagles (11-13, 10-4), despite hitting only six of 11 free throws, never trailed in the extra period.

Cajigas broke a tie at 60 with a three-pointer at 4: 19, and his three-point play with 1: 34 left extended Coppin's lead to 68-62.

The Wildcats (9-13, 8-7) forced overtime on Freddie Cole's three-pointer with 1: 05 left in regulation that tied the game at 60.

The Eagles used a 19-6 run over the first 10 minutes of the second half to open a 53-38 lead with 10: 41 left.

But Bethune-Cookman, which has lost 23 straight to the Eagles, responded with a 16-1 run to forge ahead, 55-54, with 4: 01 remaining in regulation.

Florida A&M; 91, Morgan State 67: Monroe Pippins hit eight three-pointers on the way to 33 points as the host Rattlers (7-15, 7-8) won for the sixth time in eight games. Jason Demory led Morgan State (10-12, 9-4) with 22 points.

Pippins had 21 points in the first half, including five three-pointers, as Florida A&M; (7-15, 7-8) led 48-27 at the break.

UMES 71, Howard 54: Jason Conway scored 13 points to lead the host Fighting Hawks (6-13, 7-8) over the Bison (2-21, 2-13) in an MEAC game.

UMES trailed by one at the half (31-30) but used an 8-2 run to start the second half and never trailed.

Jamie White added 12 points for UMES.

Central Connecticut State 56, Mount St. Mary's 54: Corsley Edwards' dunk with nine seconds remaining culminated a 10-0 run to give the visiting Blue Devils (15-11, 9-8) a Northeast Conference win.

The Mountaineers (12-12, 10-8) went scoreless over the last 3: 59 as they failed to hold a 12-point halftime lead.

Robert Balgac led the Mount with 12 points.

Goucher 76, Marymount 70: Bakari Ward (Arundel) had 21 points as the host Gophers (18-4, 10-2) remained tied for the lead in the Capital Athletic Conference. Goucher forced 19 second-half turnovers, erasing a six-point halftime deficit.

Franklin & Marshall 65, Johns Hopkins 62: Despite a game-high 19 points from Joel Wertman, the Blue Jays (17-5, 8-3) fell to the host Diplomats (19-3, 10-1) in a Centennial Conference game.

Hopkins made just six of 15 three-point attempts and shot 39 percent for the game.

Gettysburg 81, Western Maryland 60: Senior guard Kevin Carroll scored 18 points, and the visiting Bullets (14-8, 8-3) never trailed in beating the Green Terror (4-18, 1-10) in a Centennial Conference game.

The Bullets led 30-22 at halftime and led by as much as 30 in the second half.

Brian Tombs led Western Maryland with 12 points.

St. Mary's 63, Salisbury State 59: The host Seahawks (12-10, 7-5) overcame an eight-point deficit to turn back the Sea Gulls (10-12, 5-7) in a Capital Athletic Conference game. Salisbury led 42-34 with 13: 28 left before St. Mary's used a 23-7 run to move ahead to stay at 57-49.

St. Paul's 86, Bowie State 72: Freshman guard Anthony Nelson scored 23 of his game-high 30 points in the second half as the host Tigers downed the Bulldogs.

Pub Date: 2/14/99

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