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State basketball roundup (Jan. 28): Auslander's 18 lift Coppin State men over Bethune-Cookman

State basketball roundup (Jan. 28): Auslander's 18 lift Coppin State men over Bethune-Cookman
Coppin State guard Kent Auslander (23) looks to pass the ball under pressure from Houston during a game Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, in Houston. (Michael Wyke / AP)

Kent Auslander scored 18 points in 18 minutes off the bench, hitting all four of his 3-point attempts, to help Coppin State beat visiting Bethune-Cookman, 95-91, in men’s basketball Monday night.

Auslander, a former walk-on at Maryland, scored 17 of his career-high 18 in the second half.

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Justin Steers had 17 points while Lamar Morgan and Dejuan Clayton each scored 15 for Coppin State. Chad Andrews-Fulton finished with eight points, nine rebounds, six assists and three steals for the Eagles (4-19, 4-4 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference).

Cletrell Pope converted a three-point play that gave the Wildcats a 67-65 lead with 7:43 to play, but they missed seven of their next eight shots as Coppin State used an 18-7 run to take the lead for good.

Malik Maitland led Bethune-Cookman (8-13, 3-4) with 20 points, including eight in the final 2:01.

Florida A&M 72, Morgan State 66: Justin Ravenel scored 19 points to help the visiting Rattlers (7-14, 4-2 MEAC) beat the Bears (8-12, 3-4).

Isaiah Martin's dunk put Florida A&M up 57-44 with 10:49 left before Morgan put together a 17-4 run and tied it at 61. DJ Jones followed with a jump shot and the Rattlers led the rest of the way.

Sherwyn Devonish-Prince Jr. and LaPri McCray-Pace each scored 12 points for the Bears, with McCray-Pace grabbing eight rebounds. Stanley Davis had nine points and added 10 rebounds.

Howard 72, UMES 57: Charles Williams scored 21 points with five 3-pointers and Charles Lott added 20 on 9-for-13 shooting as the Bison won their second straight.

Howard (10-12, 4-3 MEAC) had 14 assists on 27-made baskets, committing just seven turnovers.

Jones led UMES (3-20, 1-7) with 17 points and Bryan Urrutia scored 11 points with six rebounds, five assists and two steals.

Women

Morgan State 75, Florida A&M 71, OT: Adre’onia Coleman had 24 points and 13 rebounds to lead the host Bears over the Rattlers.

Ashia McCalla added 18 points off the bench for Morgan State (6-16, 4-4 MEAC), which was outscored 20-10 in the fourth quarter but recovered in the extra period to earn its second win in its past three games.

Florida A&M’s Morgan Mitchell made a layup with 36 seconds to go in regulation to tie the game at 59. Dy’manee Royal was fouled with seven seconds remaining, but missed both of her free-throw attempts. Royal finished 2-for-7 from the free-throw line, but tied a team high with 18 points for the Rattlers (3-15, 1-5).

UMES 80, Howard 73: Ra'Jean Martin scored 22 points and shot 6-for-10 from 3-point range to lift the visiting Hawks (11-10, 7-1 MEAC) over the Bison (11-9, 4-3).

Ciani Byrom added 17 points for UMES, which has won four straight games and eight of its past.

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Bethune-Cookman 71, Coppin State 65: Chasimmie Brown posted her third consecutive double double with 18 points and 13 rebounds, and the Wildcats had three other players score in double figures in a victory over the Eagles (2-18, 2-6 MEAC).

Angel Golden scored 16, Amaya Scott added 11 and Camary Harris had 10 as Bethune-Cookman (11-8, 4-3) swept its two-game Baltimore swing after beating Morgan State, 73-69, in overtime Saturday.

The Eagles closed to three points twice, the last at 66-63 on a layup by Brooke Fields with 1:31 remaining but could pull no closer. Fields led Coppin State with 23 points.

Mount St. Mary’s 78, St. Francis Brooklyn 75: Juliette Lawless scored 28 points on 11-for-19 shooting, including four 3-pointers, to lift the host Mountaineers (10-9, 4-4 Northeast Conference) over the Terriers (11-9, 5-3).

Michaela Harrison and Daly Sullivan each scored 15 points for Mount St. Mary’s, which shot 42.3 percent from the field and hit 12 3-pointers.

Jade Johnson scored 25 points to lead St. Francis.

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