Baltimore, MD. --- The Lady Hornets lose to Coppin State 77-64. DSU was unable capitalize on a dominant performance by NaJai Pollard, who finished with 26 points and 16 rebounds. They fall to 3-23 on the season and 2-11 in the MEAC. Coppin State improves to 6-18 overall and 6-6 in the conference.
The Eagles started the game on a 10-2 run, punctuated by a Vanessa Neal three-pointer, with 7:25 left in the first quarter.
DSU cut the deficit to just one point after a Mikah Aldridge three-pointer late in the first quarter.
The Eagles pushed their lead back up to eight points and led 37-29 heading into halftime.
A layup by Coppin State’s Keena Samuels put the Eagles up by 12 points with 7:05 left in the third quarter.
The Lady Hornets answered with a 7-0 run highlighted by another Aldridge three-pointer, to pull DSU within five points.
However, the Lady Hornets would not get any closer. The Eagles responded with a 7-0 run of their own.
Coppin State scored 12 points in the paint, during the third quarter, and led 62-53 heading into the final quarter.
CSU extended their lead to as many as 15 points in the fourth quarter on two separate occasions.
Coppin State finished the game outscoring the Hornets 28-22 in points in the paint. They also outscored the Hornets 16-11 on points off turnovers.
Delaware State shot 24-68 from the field (35.3%). They made just 5-15 three-point attempts (33.3%).
Coppin State made 28-59 field goals (47.5%), including 5-9 from three-point range (55.6%).
Delaware State’s Mikah Aldridge finished with 15 points, including three made three-point field goals. Aldridge has made 138 total three pointers for her career.
Coppin State’s Vanessa Neal led four Eagles in double digit scoring, with 21 points. Genesis Lucas scored 19 points, while Chance Graham, and Keena Samuels scored 12 and 11 points respectively.
The Hornets play their final three contest of the regular season at home. They start their three-game homestand against Morgan State on Monday, Feb. 20. Tip-off time is set for 5:30 PM.
… NaJai Pollard is tied for fourth in the Nation with 17 Double-Doubles on the season.
… Mikah Aldridge is 14 three-pointers away from tying the school’s record for most made threes in a career.