Coppin tops Howard; UMES upends Morgan


Coppin State scored 35 points over the final nine minutes, leading it to its highest point total this season and a victory over host Howard, 83-67, yesterday.

It was only the second time in the past 10 seasons that the Lady Eagles (17-8, 16-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) had defeated the Lady Bison on their home court.

The Eagles' last victory over the Lady Bison (12-12, 9-6 MEAC) in Washington, D.C., was Feb. 26, 2001, when Coppin won, 78-74.

Sherrie Tucker led the Lady Eagles with 20 points. She shot 9-for-18 from the field, setting the Coppin State record for field goals in a career. She is only seven points away from second place in career scoring.

UMES 74, Morgan State 59 -- Toni Kennedy's 22 points led the Lady Hawks to the victory over the visiting Bears. UMES (13-11, 10-5 MEAC) shot 21-for-27 from the free-throw line as the Bears (5-19, 5-9) struggled with foul trouble, committing 15 in the second half.

Navy 65, Colgate 60 -- Ashley Pelzek scored a game-high 17 points as the Mids (14-13, 7-7 Patriot League) defeated the visiting Raiders.

Binghamton 61, UMBC 52 -- The Retrievers (15-10) lost only their second game in their past nine as the Bearcats (14-11) held them scoreless for the final 2:11. UMBC's Sharri Rohde led all scorers with 20 points.

Loyola 78, Fairfield 72 -- Krystle Harrington scored 19 points as the Greyhounds (18-9, 13-5 Metro Atlantic) got their first road win over the Stags (10-17, 7-11).

Robert Morris 61, Mount St. Mary's 52 -- Samira Rashid scored 19 of her game-high 24 points for the Mount (12-14, 9-8 Northeast Conference) in the first half in the loss to the host Colonials (19-7, 15-2).

Johns Hopkins 53, Dickinson 49 -- Kate O'Malley hit a jumper to put the Blue Jays (20-6) ahead for good with 14 seconds left as they held on to defeat the Red Devils (18-7) in the Centennial Conference semifinal.

Muhlenburg 56, McDaniel 55 -- The Green Terror (19-8) lost in overtime and was denied a chance to defend its Centennial Conference title despite outscoring the Mules (24-2) by 10 points in the second half.

Hood 75, Mary Baldwin 63 -- Danielle Gallagher scored 28 points as the Blazers (15-10) won the Atlantic Women's Colleges Conference and earned a berth in the NCAA Division III tournament.

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