UMES Overcomes Slow Start, Wears Down Coppin State
Devon Walker scored a career-high 27 points as the UMES men’s basketball overcame a slow start, to take down Coppin State 92-82, and improve to 6-2 in the MEAC conference.
The Hawks (13-10) would find themselves in a hole to the Eagles, who were just 2-5 in the MEAC coming into today, early in the first half. Coppin would come out strong, and led 16-4 just a couple minutes into the game, and 19-6 with 15:30 left in the first half, thanks to a barrage of three-pointers, including three by Tarriq Cephas. UMES would respond though as Walker started his night going 5-6 from behind the arc in the first half and leading UMES with 17 as they headed into the locker room down 48-45.
In the second half, the Hawks would settle down and find their go to guy Michael Myers, who scored eight points in the second half, finished with yet another double-double (11 points, 12 rebounds) after being held to just three points in the first twenty minutes. The Hawks outscored the Eagles 47-34 in the second half on their way to the 10 point victory.
The Hawks are back in action on Tuesday night when they travel to Washington D.C. to take on Howard, tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m.