NORFOLK, Va. – Kaiya Coleman hit the game-winning layup with 0.3 seconds remaining to lift the Coppin State women’s basketball team a 50-48 victory over archrival Morgan State in the First Round of the MEAC Tournament Monday afternoon at Scope Arena.
“It’s a relief for me because it’s my third year as a head coach, and it’s my first win (in the MEAC Tournament) so it’s huge for me,” said head coach DeWayne Burroughs. “It’s big for our program, too, I believe. Brooke (Fields), Kaiya (Coleman), Chance (Graham) did a fantastic job today in helping us get the win. We prepared, relentless effort as a group and as a team is what carried us to a victory today.”
Inside the Numbers
- Kaiya Coleman scored a game-high 15 points off the bench, going 6-for-11 from the floor. She also added four rebounds and a game-high three steals.
- Brooke Fields also finished in double figures for the Eagles, tallying 11 points and six assists while Chance Graham added seven points and a game-high 15 rebounds.
- Jalynda Salley made all three of her shots for six points while Maraiyah Smith and Oluwadamilola Oloyede chipped in with five and four points, respectively.
- The Eagles outshot Morgan State, 40.5% to 32.1%.
- Ashia McCalla led the Bears with 14 points, one of three Morgan players in double figures.
- This was Coppin State’s first win in the MEAC Tournament since the 2015-16 season when they advanced to the MEAC Championship Game.
- The 11th-seeded Eagles will take on #3 Bethune-Cookman in the MEAC Quarterfinals on Thursday, March 14 at 12 pm.
Courtesy: CSU Athletics