Morgan St. 80, Coppin St. 67
Reggie Holmes scored 24 points as Morgan State opened
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference play with an 80-67 victory over
crosstown rival Coppin State on Saturday.
Kevin Thompson added 15 points and 14 rebounds for the Bears
(5-3), who amassed a 47-31 advantage on the boards against the
Holmes, who came in averaging 24.7 points per game, shot
8-for-18 for Morgan State, which made 51.7 percent of its shots
(15-for-29) in the second half to 41.3 percent (15-for-36) for
Ceslovas Kucinskas scored 15 points and Vince Goldsberry 14 to
lead Coppin State, both making 6 of 8 shots, but the Eagles’
backcourt struggled from the field.
Lenny Young, who had been Coppin State’s leading scorer at 13.6
points per game, shot just 1-for-14 against the Bears and finished
with two points.