January 24, 2021 MEAC Men’s Basketball Recap

From the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference:

Morgan State 99, Delaware State 83
Coppin State 81, Norfolk State 77

North Carolina A&T at North Carolina Central, PPD

Morgan State 99, Delaware State 83

BALTIMORE, Md. (January 24, 2021) — Junior guard De’Torrion Ware scored a career-high 36 points off the bench to help the Bears beat Delaware State 99-83 on Sunday at Hill Field House.

Ware, who recorded a 30-point outing at Norfolk State (Jan. 10), made 11 of his 20 shots, including 6 of 11 from 3-point range. He also grabbed four rebounds, two steals and had a blocked shot.

Senior forwards Troy Baxter and Lagio Grantsaan finished with 17 points apiece for Morgan State (8-4, 3-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). Junior Malik Miller finished with 15 points, six rebounds and six assists, while junior Sherwyn Devonish chipped in 14 points and a game-high eight assists.

The Bears improved its all-time record against Delaware State to 60-42, and have not suffered a loss to the Hornets since March 1, 2018. 

Myles Carter scored 19 points and John Stansbury had 13 points for the Hornets (0-10, 0-5). Dominik Fargala and Shaft Clark added 12 and 11 points, respectively. 

MSU made 10 of its first 13 shots to jump to a 26-8 lead in the first eight minutes. Baxter accounted for seven of those points.

MSU led 58-34 at halftime, behind 17 points by Baxter, who connected on 8-of-11 shots, including a couple of emphatic dunks.

The Bears shot in the 60s for much of the first half before finishing at 59.4 percent. Meanwhile, DSU shot 34 percent, including 12 turnovers, and Carter finished with nine first half points.

MSU opened the second half with a 7-3 spurt, and a putback layup by Miller gave the Bears a 65-37 lead with 18:12 remaining. 

Recap | Box Score

Coppin State 81, Norfolk State 77

BALTIMORE – DeJuan Clayton scored a game-high 22 points and Yuat Alok added a career-high 18 points as Coppin State’s men’s basketball team held off MEAC rival Norfolk State, 81-77, on Sunday afternoon. The Eagles are now 6-9 overall and 5-1 in league play to stand in first place in the Northern Division while the Spartans fall to 8-6 on the year and 3-3 in the MEAC.

Clayton made 6-of-10 shots from the floor with two 3-pointers and came up clutch down the stretch, making 8-of-9 free throws.  Clayton also dished out nine assists to match a season-high and was credited with a pair of steals.

Alok hit 8-of-12 from the floor and showed off his range with a pair of 3-pointers on the day.  A redshirt junior from Auckland, New Zealand, Alok also pulled down a career-high eight rebounds.

Three other Eagles finished in double figures as Anthony Tarke tallied 13 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, two blocks and a steal.  Koby Thomas added 12 points with seven rebounds and Nendah Tarke chipped in with ten points and four rebounds.  Kenan Sarvan made a pair of triples for six points.

Coppin shot a whopping 70.3% of their shots from the floor in the first half and made 10-of-15 attempts from deep to take a 50-37 lead at the half.  Norfolk State tied the game at 31-31 with 7:16 remaining in the period but the Eagles took flight from there, outscoring the Spartans, 19-6 the rest of the half with five-straight 3-pointers at one point.  Clayton scored just before the buzzer on a fastbreak layup in the closing seconds.

It looked like Coppin would continue to pull away out of the break as Alok hit a jumper just seconds into the second, but the scrappy Spartans slowly cut into the deficit and took a 60-59 lead with 9:13 remaining after a 3-pointer by Darryl Anderson.

Recap | Box Score

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