Coppin St. 80, Cheyney 65

Tony Gallo scored 17 points and Akeem Ellis tallied a

double-double, leading Coppin State to an 80-65 win over Division

II Cheyney on Friday night.

Ellis scored 16 points and grabbed 10 boards for the Eagles, who

outrebounded the Wolves just 34-33 but forced 14 turnovers en route

to victory.

Coppin State shot 49.2 percent (29 of 59) from the floor

compared to a 35.5 percent (22 of 62) mark for the Wolves. The

Eagles were also 10 of 25 from 3-point range, including four 3s by


Cheyney was just 5 of 29 from beyond the arc.

The Eagles went on an 11-2 run to take a 42-23 lead with 5:00

left in the first half. Lee and Ellis each had four points during

the run, which gave the Eagles their largest lead of the first


Jason Sabb scored 26 points to lead Cheyney.