State basketball: No. 11 Gonzaga men blow out Coppin, 86-51

  • Arnold Fripp of Coppin State pulls in a rebound during the second half of the game against Gonzaga.
Arnold Fripp of Coppin State pulls in a rebound during the second… (William Mancebo, Getty…)
December 02, 2013|Sports Xchange

Eleventh-ranked Gonzaga earned its third consecutive win Sunday night, routing visiting Coppin State, 86-51. The closest Coppin State (2-4) came was 3-2 on junior forward Arnold Fripp's jumper with 18:43 remaining in the half. Gonzaga (7-1) then went on a 17-4 tear and was never threatened.

The Bulldogs, playing the Eagles for the first time, led at halftime 39-14 and finished the game outrebounding the Eagles 50-33. Fripp and sophomore guard Sterling Smith led Coppin State with 10 points each.

Bulldogs junior guard Gary Bell led all scorers with 15 points, and guard Gerald Coleman added 14. Gonzaga junior guard Kevin Pangos, who entered the game averaging 19.2 points, finished with nine.

Gonzaga shot almost 50 percent from the floor in the half, hitting 14 of 30 attempts, and crushing Coppin State on the boards 25-11.

Coppin State didn't help itself, making seven of 29 first-half shots (24 percent).

Randolph-Macon 99, Frostburg 75: Thirteen players scored for the Yellow Jackets (2-3) as they ended a three-game losing streak. The visitors shot 61.4 percent (35-for-57) from the field and outscored the Bobcats (0-5) in the paint 58-30.

Frostburg had three players score in double figures in the losing effort, and sophomore Nick Smoot (Milford Mill) scored a team-high 18 points. Senior Aaron Bellamy was second with 16 points and five assists, while junior Tyler Campbell added 10.

Marymount 81, Goucher 67: A 14-3 run for the Saints (5-1) to start the second half broke open a tight game and led to an 81-67 loss for the visiting Gophers (2-3). Marymount scored 49 points after going into halftime with a 32-30 lead. Goucher junior Alex Noble had 15 points and 11 rebounds, his first doubledouble since Jan. 2, 2012, while Tre Galloway III had a team-high 16 points off the bench, aided by a 10-for-11 performance from the free-throw line.

McDaniel 74, Eastern 72, OT: Tim Stewart led five players in double figures for host McDaniel (3-2) with 13 points. Evan Pupelis recorded a doubledouble with 10 points and 10 rebounds, while Wesley Brooks reached double figures for the fourth straight game with 10 points, adding a career-best eight rebounds. Anthony Parenti led Eastern (2-2) with 25 points.


Shippensburg 81, Bowie State 70: The host Raiders got 75 points from their starters Sunday afternoon and never trailed. With the game tied at 10, Shippensburg went on a 15-1 run to take its biggest lead of the game at 25-11. Bowie State came within five with 2:52 left in the second half but couldn't complete the comeback. The Bulldogs' Ashley Castle scored a game-high 27 points on 12-of-20 shooting.

Loyola Maryland 66, St. Peter's 65: With two seconds left on the clock, Kara Marshall beat her defenders and made the game-winning layup for the visiting Greyhounds. Marshall recorded a team-high 24 points, shooting a career-high 12-of-15 from the free-throw line. Junior Nai Brown contributed 17 points. The Peacocks fell to 0-5.

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