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Local basketball roundup (Feb. 12): Morgan State men cruise past Florida A&M

From Sun staff and news services

Tiwian Kendley scored 24 points to lead the visiting Morgan State men's basketball team to a 74-48 win over Florida A&M on Monday night.

David Syfax had 17 points and 10 rebounds and Stanley Davis added 13 points for the Bears (9-15, 5-6 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), who shot 51.7 percent from the field.

The Rattlers (5-22, 4-7) made just five field goals in the first half and finished shooting 31.1 percent.

Hampton 82, Coppin State 79: Jermaine Marrow scored 23 points, Malique Trent-Street added 20 with four 3-pointers in the second half and the visiting Pirates (13-14, 8-4 MEAC) beat the Eagles.

Coppin State, which led for 34-plus minutes, had a 61-47 advantage with 11:28 to go but was outscored 19-9 in the final six minutes.

Lamar Morgan, averaging 12 points per game, scored a career-high 30 points with eight 3-pointers for Coppin State (5-22, 5-7). He also had nine rebounds. Andrews-Fulton and Adam Traore each added 14 points and Lucian Brownlee had 10.

Howard 84, UMES 56: Charles Williams scored 28 points, RJ Cole had 18 points, nine rebounds, six assists and two steals and the host Bison (7-19, 4-6 MEAC) used three big first-half runs to pull away from the Hawks.

UMES (6-20, 2-9) trimmed its deficit to 13 points before Howard scored 21 of the final 27 points. The Hawks made just seven first-half field goals and finished shooting 27.5 percent (19 of 69), including 2-for-23 from 3-point range.

Women

UMES 83, Howard 79: Ciani Byrom scored 24 points and hit four 3-pointers to lead the visiting Hawks (8-16, 5-7 MEAC) over the Bison (10-14, 6-5).

Jordyn Smith (Towson University) had 15 points and 14 rebounds, Torri Morris added 14 points and Keyera Eaton chipped in 13 for UMES, which overcame a game-high 29 points from Ayonna Williams.

Hampton 83, Coppin State 48: Jephany Brown scored 20 points and the visiting Pirates (12-13, 8-4 MEAC) shot 45.5 percent from the field to rout the Eagles (6-18, 5-7).

Maraiyah Smith scored 14 points and Oluwadamilola Oloyede had 12 points and 12 rebounds for Coppin State, which lost its fourth straight game.

Sacred Heart 56, Mount St. Mary's 44: Erin Storck scored 16 points to lift the host Pioneers (9-15, 5-8 Northeast Conference) over the Mountaineers (8-16, 5-8).

Katrice Dickson scored 18 points on 6-for-10 shooting and Daly Sullivan added 15 for Mount St. Mary's, which shot 41 percent from the field but committed 23 turnovers compared with just nine for Sacred Heart.

Juliette Lawless had nine points and 11 rebounds for the Mountaineers, who were outscored by 11 in the fourth quarter.

Morgan State 59, Florida A&M 44: The visiting Bears (14-11, 7-5 MEAC) cruised past the Rattlers (5-20, 3-9).

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