Sims helps Coppin State take lead, defeat Delaware State; Career-high 23 lift Eagles; Morgan State tops Howard; State


Rasheem Sims scored a career-high 23 points, and Larry Tucker scored 12 of his 15 points in the second half to lead Coppin State past Delaware State, 68-62, in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game in Dover, Del.

The Eagles (9-13, 9-4 MEAC) trailed 45-43 with 11: 43 left in the game, but Sims' three-pointer moments later gave the Eagles the lead for good.

Morgan State 79, Howard 72: Ronnie Van Hook came off the bench to score 19 points, as the Bears (4-17, 4-7 MEAC) handed the host Bison (1-19, 1-10) its 10th straight loss. Van Hook made six of 11 shots, including two key three-pointers in the second half.

UMES 70, Florida A&M; 67: Demetric Reese scored 22 points to lead the Fighting Hawks (8-14, 5-8) to a MEAC win in Princess Anne. UMES took control in the second half, shooting 60 percent from the field.

St. Mary's 82, Villa Julie 69: The Seahawks shot 61.5 percent (32-for-52) and got 22 points from Sheldon Taylor on the way to a nonconference victory over the host Mustangs. Villa Julie's Steve Johnson led all scorers with 24 points.


Coppin State 73, Delaware State 67: Keisha Brooks had a game-high 25 points and Leisha Mitchell 18, as the Eagles (11-11, 9-4) beat the Hornets (8-12, 5-6) in a MEAC game in Dover, Del.

Coppin State led by 10 before the Hornets (8-12, 5-6) pulled within four.

Central Connecticut 79, Mount St. Mary's 58: Four players scored in double figures, led by 18 points each from Mary Maciulewski and Tara Loller, as the host Blue Devils (7-15, 5-7) downed the Northeast Conference-leading Mountaineers (14-6, 9-2).

Kia Williams' 17 points led Mount St. Mary's, which trailed 36-15 at halftime.

The Mount opened the second half with a 19-4 run to get within 40-34, but Central Connecticut responded by scoring 11 of the next 15 points for a 51-38 lead.

Morgan State 91, Howard 84: Behind Shakira Smith's 19 points, the Bears (12-8, 9-3) defeated the host Bison (11-9, 9-2) in a MEAC game. Morgan held a seven-point halftime lead and stayed in front by making 15 of 19 free throws.

Sherie Cornish and Kimberly Harris each chipped in 15 points for the Bears.

Quinnipiac 57, UMBC 56: Colleen Klopp's driving layup with six seconds left propelled the Braves (6-15, 3-9) over the Retrievers (5-16, 2-9) in a Northeast Conference game in Hamden, Conn.

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