Jheniel Kelly was a hurdler and high jumper of little notice in two seasons of track and field at Harford Tech. When she entered the University of Maryland Eastern Shore 2 1/2 years ago, she tried middle-distance running.
Coppin State finally got a win against Morgan State after dropping the past six games in the heated series, dating back to 2012. Arnold Fripp scored 14 of his 22 points in the first half to lead the Eagles to the 80-67 victory in a nationally televised game on ESPNU.
While Morgan State was outmuscled in part of its game against visiting Bethune-Cookman, it was ultimately poor shooting that doomed the Bears in a 65-58 loss in a matinee game Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.
Jordan Parks scored a game-high 20 points as the visiting North Carolina Central Eagles held off the UMES Hawks, 68-63, on Friday night in the MEAC opener for both teams at Hytche Arena in Princess Anne.
After taking an early lead, the visiting Morgan State men's basketball team could not stop Virginia Tech guard Adam Smith, who hit six 3-pointers and finished with 22 points in the Hokies' 83-63 victory Sunday.
The Morgan State football team found itself in a hole after the first quarter in five games this season, and lost four. That trend held true Saturday as the Bears fell into a 22-0 deficit after the first 15 minutes and couldn't recover in a 46-24 loss to No. 18 Richmond.
There's no disputing that Moses Skillon has cemented his status as the Bears' starter. Barring injury or another issue, Skillon will line up under center when Morgan State (7-5) clashes with Richmond (8-4) in a Football Championship Subdivision first-round playoff game Saturday at 1 p.m.