Morgan Leads Hampton Over Coppin State 67-59
BALTIMORE (AP) — Kwame Morgan scored 17 points, including a pair of key 3-pointers in the second half, as Hampton defeated Coppin State 67-59 in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game on Saturday.
The lead changed hands five times in the first 2:10 of the second half. Jordan Ellis hit a pair of 3-pointers and Akeem Ellis one for Coppin State, and Morgan and Brandon Tunnell connected for the Pirates (12-3, 2-0).
After the Eagles (5-8, 0-2) took their final lead of the game, Morgan sank another 3 to put Hampton on top 44-43 with 13:39 remaining.
That began a 14-2 run that included two dunks by Koron Reed and gave the Pirates a 55-45 advantage with 9:48 left.
Darrion Pellum finished with 15 points for Hampton, Tunnell had 10 assists and Charles Funches had nine rebounds.
Lee and Ellis scored 19 points each for Coppin State. Antonio Williams had eight rebounds.
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