State basketball (Feb. 25): Coppin State's Graham reaches 1,000 career points in win
By Baltimore Sun staff
The Baltimore Sun|
Feb 25, 2019 | 11:40 PM
Chance Graham had 26 points and 12 rebounds and the Coppin State women’s basketball team hit 11 3-pointers in an 85-59 rout of visiting Delaware State (5-19, 3-10 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) on Monday night.
Graham became the 15th Eagles player to record 1,000 career points.
Senior Brooke Fields (Institute of Notre Dame) scored 19 points and Maraiyah Smith (New Town) added 18 for Coppin State (3-23, 3-11), which shot 64.7 percent from beyond the arc and 49 percent overall on senior night.
Senior Kaiya Coleman (St. Vincent Pallotti) added 10 points for the Eagles, who ended a six-game losing streak.
The Eagles’ .294 field-goal percentage represented the worst mark by a Delaware State opponent this season.
Lamar Morgan had 26 points and seven rebounds for the Eagles (6-23, 6-8). Dejuan Clayton, Coppin’s leading scorer entering the contest at 15 points per game, shot only 14 percent (1-for-7).
Howard 75, Morgan State 69: R.J. Cole scored 19 points to lead the visiting Bison (14-15, 8-6 MEAC), who clinched a .500 record season in league play for the first time since 2015.
The Bears lost their sixth straight game to fall to 8-18, 3-10.
After trailing by nine at halftime, Howard shot 59 percent from the field in a 48-point second half. Cole made two free throws and then a 3-pointer to break a tie at 50 midway through the second half as Howard took the lead for good. The Bison led by 11 after a jump shot by Cole with 1:50 remaining, and Morgan State scored the final five points.
Cole also had six steals and four assists. Andre Toure added 14 points for Howard, while Chad Lott and Akuwovo Ogheneyole scored 12 points apiece. Lott pulled down seven rebounds and Ogheneyole six.