February 5, 2022 MEAC Women’s Basketball Recap

Courtesy of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference:

Coppin State 84, South Carolina State 55
Maryland Eastern Shore 66, Howard 59
Norfolk State 102, Delaware State 36

Coppin State 84, South Carolina State 55

Mossi Staples dropped 24 points to lead four Eagles in double figures in the PEC Arena Saturday afternoon as Coppin State defeated South Carolina State 84-55.

The Eagles improved to 11-9 overall and 5-2 in MEAC play on the season.

Staples went 7-for-12 from the floor and hit eight of her nine free throws, while also grabbing seven rebounds and five steals. Jaia Alexander added 14 points and seven boards, while Aliyah Lawson and Alexandria Hamilton each chipped in 12 points.

Lawson also grabbed 10 rebounds.

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Maryland Eastern Shore 66, Howard 59

Ariana Seawell dropped 20 points, and Maryland Eastern Shore held Howard to juts 28 percent shooting Saturday afternoon in Burr Gymnisium as the Hawks escped with a 66-59 win.

UMES improved to 6-12 overall and 2-4 in MEAC play.

Seawell was 7-for-8 from the floor and 6-for-8 from the free throw line, and she also had eight rebounds and two assists. Taylor Clayborne joined her in double figures with 12 points on 5-for-8 shooting.

Destiny Howell led Howard with 19 points.

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Norfolk State 102, Delaware State 36

Camille Downs made four of Norfolk State’s record-setting 15 3-pointers on Saturday as the Spartans crushed Delaware State 102-36 at Echols Hall.

Norfolk State’s 66-point win is the largest margin of victory in school history against a MEAC opponent.

Niya Fields recorded career highs in points (22) and 3-point field goals made (5).

Six Spartans reached double figures in scoring on Saturday: Downs (22), Deja Francis (21), Fields (15), Crystal White (13), Janay Turner (12), and Mahoganie Williams (10). The Spartans shot 40-for-80 from the field (50%), knocking down 15 of their 27 shots from behind the arc (40.5%).

The Spartans’ 102 points is the first time they’ve scored 100 or more points since a game against Virginia-Lynchburg in 2019, which Norfolk State won 123-48.

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