COPPIN STATE SOARS PAST LADY HAWKS
March 1, 2014
BALTIMORE – The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) women’s basketball team was unable to even the score against Coppin State University (CSU) as they fell to the Eagles, 80-48, inside the Physical Education Complex.
With the loss, UMES dropped to 7-19 overall (3-11 MEAC) while CSU improved to 14-13 (11-4 MEAC) on the season.
Coppin State’s Kyra Coleman opened the second half with a layup to push their lead to twenty, 43-23, after taking an 18-point lead at the break, 41-23. UMES battled back to cut the deficit as low as sixteen, 45-29, with less than three minutes into the second period, but this is as close as the Lady Hawks would get. With more than five minutes in regulation, the Eagles secured a 25-point lead, 68-43, and closed the game on a 12-5 run to win, 80-48.
Less than nine minutes into the game, UMES trailed Coppin State, 15-4, but a layup from TeAmber Burke (Washington, N.C.) trimmed the deficit to single digits, 15-6. The Eagles defensive pressure continued as they forced 16 first half Lady Hawk turnovers and ballooned the lead to twenty, 33-13, with less than six minutes before halftime. Maryland Eastern Shore fought back as they cut CSU’s lead to sixteen, 37-21, after a layup from Long. Coppin State scored the final four-out-of-six points in the half to take a halftime lead, 41-23.
For Coppin State, Coleman finished with a double-double, 19 points and 10 boards, while Larrisa Carter and Ashle Carter combined for 30 points in the victory.
This Monday (03/03), the Lady Hawks play their final road contest of the regular season in Norfolk, Va. where the Spartans of Norfolk State University awaits. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. (EST)
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