Coppin needs 2 OTs to clinch 6th regular-season MEAC title

March 01, 1998|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Coppin State, in its season finale, needed double overtime to beat Bethune-Cookman, 92-89, in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game yesterday.

Antoine Brockington scored 25 points for Coppin State (19-7, 17-1), which won its sixth regular-season conference championship. It was the Eagles' 12th straight win and the 19th straight over Bethune-Cookman (1-25, 1-17).

Tyran Watkins scored six in the second overtime, including two free throws with 18 seconds left, to put Coppin State up 90-86. J. R. Allen's three-pointer closed it to 90-89 with 2.6 seconds remaining, but Brockington made two free throws.

Bethune-Cookman went on a 10-0 run to make it 61-52, but Coppin rallied and forced overtime when Brockington hit three free throws in the final 25.7 seconds.

COPPIN STATE -- Reavis 1-2 0-0 2, Singletary 5-14 6-14 16, K. Lewis 4-5 5-7 13, Brockington 7-24 7-7 25, T. Lewis 3-7 1-1 9, Hamond 0-0 0-0 0, Seamon 1-2 0-0 2, Warrick 2-11 4-4 9, Pena 4-6 1-2 9, Watkins 1-2 4-4 6, Jones 0-3 1-2 1. Totals 28-76 29-41 92.

BETHUNE-COOKMAN -- Ned 4-8 0-1 8, Lockwood 2-6 4-7 9, T. Thomas 3-5 3-4 9, Harrell 1-4 6-6 9, McClenton 2-5 5-7 9, Bryant zTC 2-3 5-6 9, Moore 3-4 1-3 7, Galloway 0-0 0-0 0, Allen 6-9 4-5 19, D. Thomas 4-7 2-5 10. Totals 27-51 30-44 89.

Halftime--Bethune-Cookman 37-24. End of regulation: 66-66. End of first overtime: 80-80. 3-point goals--Coppin St. 7-26 (Singletary 0-4, Brockington 4-13, Lewis 2-3, Seaman 0-1, Warrick 1-5), Bethune-Cookman 5-10 (Lockwood 1-2, Harrell 1-2, Allen 3-6). Fouled out--Singletary, Lewis, Warrick, Pena, Ned, Lockwood, T.Thomas. Rebounds--Coppin St. 41 (K. Lewis 10), Bethune-Cookman 42 (Ned 9). Assists--Coppin St. 3 (three tied with one), Bethune-Cookman 10 (McClenton, Moore 4). Total fouls--Coppin St. 32, Bethune-Cookman 32. A--3,110.

Pub Date: 3/01/98

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