Morgan wins 8th straight, tops N.C. A&T, 74-65

Coppin loses to Norfolk State

Hopkins beats McDaniel to end 4-game losing streak

February 02, 2010|By From Sun staff and news services

Reggie Holmes scored 26 points and Kevin Thompson grabbed 20 rebounds to help Morgan State defeat host North Carolina A&T, 74-65, on Monday night.

The Bears (16-7, 8-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) took a 14-4 lead after two free throws by Rodney Stokes with 13:08 left in the first half and didn't trail the rest of the way.

The Aggies (7-15, 3-5) committed seven turnovers during Morgan State's opening spurt and finished with 15.

The Bears scored 22 points off turnovers in their eighth straight win.

Morgan State committed 20 turnovers leading to 15 Aggies' points, but out-rebounded them 51-33.

Troy Smith scored 16 points and Thompson finished with 10 for the Bears. Holmes, the MEAC Player of the Week, was 9-for-16 from the field and 4-for-9 from 3-point range.

The Aggies were led by Tavarus Alston with 23 points and Thomas Coleman with 11.

Norfolk State 80, Coppin State 71: Kyle O'Quinn scored 18 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to help the host Spartans (4-16, 3-5 MEAC) defeat the Eagles (5-15, 0-8).

Michael Deloach added 27 points on 7-for-12 shooting, and was 10-for-14 from the foul line for the Spartans (4-16, 3-5 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). Norfolk State shot 51.9 percent from the field (27-for-52).

The Eagles (5-15, 0-8) scored 30 points off 23 Norfolk State turnovers but shot just 37.1 percent from the field (26-for-70).

Rob Hampton scored 13 points for the Spartans and Aleek Pauline grabbed 11 rebounds.

The Eagles were led by Lenny Young with 13 points and Vince Goldsberry with 11.

Sam Coleman grabbed 12 rebounds for Coppin, which lost its 12th straight.

Johns Hopkins 65, McDaniel 58: Junior John Alberici tied his career-high with 17 points as the Blue Jays (9-10, 5-7 Centennial Conference) ended a four-game losing streak by defeating the visiting Green Terror (8-11, 4-8).

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