Howard ends losing skid to Coppin State, 68-57

Eagles had captured 11 straight

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College Basketball

State men

January 23, 2001|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Ali Abdullah scored 20 of his game-high 21 points in the second half and Seye Aluko added a career-high 15 to lead Howard past Coppin State, 68-57, in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference men's game last night in Washington.

The Bison (6-10, 4-3) have won three straight and ended an 11-game losing streak to the Eagles (6-11, 4-5) in the series that dates to the 1995-1996 season.

Coppin State led 25-19 at the half and limited Howard to 23 percent shooting from the floor. But the Bison went on a 19-4 run in the second half, with Abdullah scoring 13 of the 19 points, for a 56-45 lead at the 6:34 mark. Coppin got no closer.

Michael Poster (18 points) and Joe Brown (16 points) led the Eagles.

Wagner 81, Mount St. Mary's 68: The Mount (5-13, 5-5) never led in the loss to the visiting Seahawks (10-7, 6-4) in a Northeast Conference game at Knott Arena.

Jermaine Hall scored 32 points for the Seahawks.

Wagner jumped to a 15-2 lead, with the run being capped by Hall's alley-oop dunk off a pass from teammate Dedrick Dye.

The remainder of the first half stood even, as the Mount managed to make 16 of 18 free throws and went into halftime down 42-29.

The Mount cut Wagner's lead to 53-51 with 12 minutes left in the game. Mount St. Mary's had the next three possessions with a chance to tie or take the lead, but was unable to do so.

Freshman Keith Price led Mount St. Mary's with a career-high 21.

Aaron Herbert and Melvin Whitaker each scored 16 points, with Pat Atangana leading the Mount in rebounds with eight.

The Seahawks also got contributions from Courtney Pritchard with 11 points, and Dye, who scored 10. Wagner's Nigel Wyatte lead all players with 10 rebounds.

UMES 83, Morgan State 72: Joshua Hickman scored 24 points as the host Hawks downed the Bears in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game in Princess Anne.

UMES shot 41.7 percent from the floor in the first half to take a 34-29 lead at intermission.

Anton Jenifer led Morgan with 22.

York 92, Western Maryland 88: The host Spartans (10-6), led by Andy O'Brien and Alex Bernstein with 22 and 21 points, respectively, connected on 17 of 22 free throws over the final 10 minutes against the Green Terror (7-9).

York had a 24-19 free-throw advantage and 32-30 field-goal edge. Western Maryland made four of 10 free throws in the second half.

Western Maryland's Mike Furey made seven of nine shots and finished with a team-high 17 points. Desmond Esteves and Sam Anstead each added 13 to the Green Terror's cause.

Mary Washington 81, Villa Julie 66: Paul Stoddard led all scorers with 26 points as the Eagles (7-7) easily beat the Mustangs (4-13) in Fredericksburg, Va.

Mary Washington extended its nine-point halftime lead by shooting 58.8 percent from the floor in the second half and totaling 50 points.

Ayinde Edwards led Villa Julie with 20.

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