Genesis Lucas drives past a defender
Troy Queen
Mount St. Mary's MOUNTW 0-3
Coppin State CSUW 1-2
Score By Periods
Team 1 2 3 4 F
Mount St. Mary's MOUNTW 8 13 17 16 54
Coppin State CSUW 19 7 20 22 68

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11/20/2017 | 7:30 pm

Game Recap: Women's Basketball | | Steven Kramer

Graham’s Career Day Leads Women’s Hoops Past Mount St. Mary’s

BALTIMORE, Md. – Chance Graham scored a career-high 21 points and added 14 rebounds to lead the Coppin State University women's basketball team to a 68-54 win over Mount St. Mary's in the Eagles' home opener on Saturday afternoon at the PEC Arena.  The Navy & Gold are now 1-2 on the year while the Mountaineers fall to 0-3.

A sophomore from Upper Marlboro, Md., Graham made 9-of-14 from the floor to hit the 20-point mark for the first time in her career.  Graham was especially impressive in the second half, going for 18 points on 8-of-10 shooting and eight rebounds.

Graham was not the sole contributor for the Eagles and senior Genesis Lucas also scored 20 points on 7-of-19 shooting along with eight steals, four rebounds and four assists.  Candice Beverly finished a rebound short of a double-double with ten points while Oluwadamilola Oloyede had a career-day with ten points and seven rebounds. 

The Eagles led the entire game as Lucas got the day started with a three pointer off a dime by Beverly.  Mount St. Mary's kept it close until midway through the first, but after Ashlee White hit a three to cut its deficit to 6-5, Coppin's senior leaders of Beverly and Lucas led Coppin on a 9-0 run to extend the lead to 15-5 with 3:34 remaining.

Coppin led 19-8 after the first and 26-21 at the half and the Mountaineers would get no closer than three points the rest of the way.  The Eagles extended their lead to as many as 22 points with 1:44 left in regulation as they shot 50% from the field in the second half and outshot the Mount 40.6% to 36.2% for the game.

Dominant inside, the Eagles also out-rebounded the Mount, 48-33 and turned 16 offensive rebounds into 21 second-chance points.

There won't be much time to celebrate for Coppin State as it will quickly get on the road for a showdown at Charleston Southern on Monday, November 20 at 7:30 pm.  The matchup will be televised on the Big South TV Network.
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