Md.-Eastern Shore 64, Coppin St. 58

Hillary Haley scored 25 points to lead Maryland-Eastern Shore

past Coppin State 64-58 on Wednesday in the first round of the

Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament.

Haley was 8 of 12 from the field while Kevin White added 23

points for the sixth-seeded Hawks (11-20). They shot 52.5 percent

and held a 34-23 rebounding advantage in advancing to a

quarterfinal matchup against No. 3 seed South Carolina State on

Thursday.

Kareem Brown had 16 points, Ceslovas Kucinskas added 11 and

Vince Goldsberry scored 10 for 11th-seeded Coppin State. The Eagles

(8-22) shot 39 percent and lost to the Hawks for the third time

this season.

Neither team could find its 3-point touch. Maryland-Eastern

Shore was 3-for-12 from beyond the arc while Coppin State was

4-for-17.