Coppin women breeze by N.C. Central in MEAC tourney opener

Shawntae Payne scored 17 points and Crystal Whittington had 13 points and 12 rebounds for Coppin State in a 76-37 opening-round win in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Monday.

Coppin State (19-11, 13-3 MEAC), got 13 points from Jeanine Manley and 12 from Leola Spotwood.


Coppin State advances to the tournament quarterfinals on Thursday, when it will meet North Carolina A&T at 2:30 p.m.

The 39-point victory marked Coppin State's largest-ever in MEAC tournament play.

North Carolina A&T 66, Morgan State 53: Led by a double double from JaQuayla Berry, the No. 5 seed Aggies (15-16, 9-7) defeated the Bears (6-24, 3-13) in a MEAC opening-round game.

Berry scored 14 points and grabbed 16 rebounds. Freshman Adriana Nazario added 13.

UMES 51, Savannah State 28: The Hawks (12-17, 8-8 MEAC) opened the tournament with a victory over the Tigers (10-20, 3-13). With the win, UMES moves on to the MEAC quarterfinals to play No. 3 seed Florida A&M on Thursday at noon.

The 28 points allowed by UMES (12-17) broke the record of 32 set by North Carolina A&T against Bethune-Cookmanin 1990.

Navy 64, Lehigh 59: The third-seeded Mids (17-13), the defending Patriot League champions, upset the second-seeded Mountain Hawks (17-13, 9-5 Patriot League) in the conference semifinals in Bethlehem, Pa.

Lehigh was unable to score a basket in the final two minutes.

Navy had all five starters in double figures, led by 13 points each from Jade Geif and Erin Edwards.

The Mids will host Holy Cross for the conference title Saturday at 6 p.m.

ACC men's awards

Maryland guard Terrell Stoglin was named second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference on Monday, becoming the first player in more than a decade to lead the conference in scoring without earning first-team honors.

Terps guard Nick Faust (City) was named to the All-Freshman team.

Stoglin's 21.2 points per game were nearly three more than the average of second-leading scorer Mike Scott (17.9). The Virginia big man shared first-team honors with Duke guard Austin Rivers and North Carolina forwards Tyler Zeller, John Henson and Harrison Barnes.


A Baltimore Sun All-Metro selection last year, Faust became a mainstay in the Terps' lineup as guard Pe'Shon Howard recovered from a broken foot at the start of the season and solidfied his starting role after Howard tore his ACL in February. He averaged the third-most minutes among active Terps, and his 8.5 points per game rank fourth in the ACC among freshmen.

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Burke out at Mount

Mount St. Mary's has accepted the resignation of men's basketball coach Robert Burke.

"We thank Robert for his service to our players and to the Mount community, and we wish him well," athletic director Lynne Robinson said in a news release.

Burke asked to be placed on paid administrative leave in February.

Mountaineers assistant coach Matt Henry was elevated to interim coach. He led the Mount to a 2-2 record in the team's last four regular-season games.

In less than two season at Mount St. Mary's, Burke compiled a 17-40 record.