State hoops roundup (March 3): Coppin State men beat Delaware State
Mar 04, 2016 | 1:40 AM
Christian Kessee scored 22 points and Terry Harris recorded his ninth double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead visiting Coppin State (8-21, 6-10 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) past Delaware State (7-24, 5-11) on Thursday, 72-62.
Kessee drained five 3-pointers as part of his 8-for-18 shooting. Harris made just four field goals but was 12 of 13 at the free throw line, where Coppin State picked up 19 points. Josh Treadwell added 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Eagles.
The Eagles were hot in the first half, hitting all nine of their 3-pointers — out of 14 made field goals — while staking out a 45-32 lead by halftime.
Harris built Coppin State's lead to 65-46 after Harris, after taking an elbow to the face and sinking two foul shots on the technical with 8:19 to play.
Devin Morgan scored 17 points and DeAndre Haywood 13 to lead Delaware State.
Coppin State 54, Delaware State 49: The Eagles bench had 22 points in a road victory against the host Hornets (9-20, 6-10 MEAC) in the regular-season finale.
Jordan Swails had 12 points and 11 rebounds for Coppin State (13-15, 10-6).
The Eagles had a strong first half against Delaware State forcing 18 turnovers and controlling the paint outrebounding the Hornets, 26-22. The Lady Eagles shot 28 percent (11-39) from the field while holding DSU to 21 percent (5-23).
Coppin's first lead of the game came with 2:40 left in the first quarter after senior guard Keena Samuels dished it off to senior forward Omaah Tayong for an 8-6 advantage.
Coppin State led for the rest of the half as senior guard Amber Griffin made 4-of-6 first half shots. She hit a three pointer and ended the first half with a team-high nine points. Tanaysa Henderson and Jordan Swails both had four first half points with Henderson grabbing seven rebounds and Swails adding five boards.
UMES 50, Morgan State 42: The visiting Hawks (12-16, 10-6 MEAC) took their biggest lead, 8, with 28 seconds left in the game and beat the Bears (12-16, 10-6) in the regular-season finale.
Ciani Byrom had a game-high 18 points and Taryana Kelly had 15 for UMES. Tykrah Williams scored 11 points and Braennan Farrar added 10 points for Morgan State.