Baltimore, Md. (November 18, 2017) – Coppin State used a fourth-quarter surge to pull away from Mount St. Mary's University and collect a 68-54 victory in non-conference women's basketball action on Saturday afternoon.
Chance Graham helped power Coppin State to victory with a double-double, tallying 21 points and 14 rebounds. Genesis Lucas added 20 points and eight steals, and Candice Beverly and Oluwadamilola Oloyede netted 10 points each.
Ashlee White and Daly Sullivan led the Mount with 11 points apiece, while Kayla Agentowicz and Jatarrikah Settle chipped in with eight points each. Settle also added team-highs in rebounds (8), assists (4) and steals (3).
Mount St. Mary's (0-3) shot 36.2 percent as a team and 22.2 percent from long range, compared to a 40.6 percent mark from the field and 18.8 percent from deep for Coppin State. The Eagles held a 48-33 rebound advantage in the contest.
Coppin State (1-2) jumped out to a 19-8 lead at the end of the first quarter behind eight points from Lucas. White went 3-of-6 and scored seven of the Mount's eight points in the quarter.
Early in the second, the Mount scored five straight as Sullivan hit a three and Settle knocked down a pull-up jumper in transition to bring the Mount within seven.
After a bucket from the Eagles on the other end, Katrice Dickson converted a three-point play and White followed with a drive and lay-in to cut the Coppin State lead to 22-18 with 4:06 remaining in the second.
CSU pushed its lead to five points in the final four minutes of the half to take a 26-21 advantage into the locker room.
The Eagles built their lead to as many as 10 in the third stanza, but Agentowicz started to heat up midway through the period, scoring five straight to cut into the deficit.
With the Eagles holding a six-point advantage in the final seconds, Mia Crooms beat the buzzer with a putback layup to push the lead to 46-38 at the end up three.
CSU held a 49-42 advantage early in the fourth before rattling off eight straight. Back-to-back buckets from Graham started the rally, and layups from Lucas and Oloyede that followed made it 57-42 Eagles.
The Mountaineers weren't able to cut the deficit to less than 13 points the rest of the way, as Coppin State closed out the 68-54 victory.
The Mount heads to Connecticut for a tilt at Fairfield on November 21 at 7 p.m.