Turnovers costly in Coppin's 74-53 loss to Wake Forest

Morgan beats Bowie

State Women

December 07, 2008|By From Sun staff reports

Coppin State held an edge over Wake Forest in the paint and in points off the bench, but the Demon Deacons women's basketball team added 20 points off the Eagles' 27 turnovers to post a 74-53 victory last night and improve to 7-0 for the season.

Wake Forest seniors Alex Tchangoue and Corinne Groves scored their 900th career points during the host Demon Deacons' victory. Tchangoue was the game's high scorer with 19 points, and Groves followed with 18. Danielle Anders led Coppin State (0-6) with 14.

The Demon Deacons' Brittany Waters was the game's leading rebounder with eight, followed by Coppin State's Whitney Cunningham, who recorded seven.

The Demon Deacons were 15-for-17 from the foul line for a season-high 88.2 percent. Tchangoue was 4-for-4, bringing her season total to a team-best 23-for-26.

The game stayed close in the opening minutes. Camille Collier made a basket from beyond the arc to give Wake Forest a 4-2 advantage after a free throw by Brittany Waters with 17:31 remaining in the half.

At the 12:43 mark, Coppin's Anders tied the score at 10 with a layup, but Tchangoue answered with her first of three three-point baskets to give the Deacons an advantage they held for the remainder of the game.

With 2:37 remaining in the first half, Groves made a jumper - her 900th point - to give Wake Forest a 14-point advantage.

MORGAN STATE 71, BOWIE STATE 58: : The Lady Bears shot 60 percent in the second half and pulled away from the Lady Bulldogs in their first meeting since 1983.

Morgan State (7-1) led much of the first half, but visiting Bowie State took the lead twice in the first period. Bowie State was 13-for-24 in first-half field goals (54 percent) and held the Morgan State to 11-for-37 (30 percent) over the first 20 minutes.

Corin Adams paced Morgan State with 14 points, and Erin Hawkins added 13 points. Stacy Hunt and Aaries Reed scored in double figures as well for the Lady Bears, adding 11 and 10 points.

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