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State basketball roundup (Jan. 29): Coppin men top UMES, 71-68, for third straight win

Chad Andrews-Fulton had 16 points on Monday night and the Coppin State men's basketball team survived without a field goal in the final two minutes to beat visiting UMES, 71-68, for its third straight victory.

Lucian Brownlee's 3-pointer with 2:24 left gave the Eagles (4-19, 4-4 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference ) the lead for good at 68-65.

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Logan McIntosh cut the deficit to 68-67 with a pair of free throws for the Hawks (5-19, 1-8). Karonn Davis split of pair of foul shots for Coppin State, Sean Hoggs did the same for UMES to make it 69-68 with 41 seconds left, and Davis and Brownlee added a free throw each in the final 15 seconds for the Eagles.

Davis, Brownlee and Cedric Council Jr. each had 12 points for Coppin State. Davis had nine boards and Brownlee and Council each grabbed seven.

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McIntosh had 23 points and Ahmad Frost scored 17 and Tyler Jones added 13 for the Hawks (5-19, 1-8).

South Carolina State 74, Morgan State 59: Damani Applewhite had 18 points and 12 rebounds to lift the Bulldogs (8-15, 4-4 MEAC) over the host Bears (8-13, 4-4).

Tiwian Kendley scored 21 points to lead Morgan State. Phillip Carr added 10 points and 12 rebounds.

South Carolina State trailed 33-32 at the break but a breakaway dunk by James Richardson gave the Bulldogs a 65-47 lead with less than five minutes to go. The Bears were outscored 42-26 after halftime.

Women

Morgan State 65, South Carolina State 55: Tykyrah Williams scored 14 points to lead the host Bears over the Bulldogs (7-13, 2-6 MEAC).

Braennan Farrar and Adre'onia Coleman each added 13 points and Lexus Spears chipped in 12 for Morgan State (11-10, 4-4), which ended a four-game losing streak.

Kemoni Jenkins paced the Bulldogs with 16 points.

Trailing 32-29 at halftime, Morgan State outscored South Carolina State 18-7 in the third quarter.

Coppin State 69, UMES 63: Chance Graham had 21 points and set a career high with 20 rebounds to help the host Eagles (6-14, 5-3 MEAC) beat the Hawks (6-15, 3-6).

Graham shot 6-for-9 from the field and 9-for-12 from the free-throw line to match her career high. She had 15 points and 13 rebounds in the second half, with nine points coming in the final five minutes.

Genesis Lucas had 17 points, five rebounds and four assists, Maraiyah Smith added 13 points and Alexis Taylor had 12 points, eight rebounds and four blocks, all career highs, for Coppin.

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UMES was led by Ciani Byrom with 14 points. Bairesha Gill-Miles added 11 points and 15 rebounds.

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