Game Notes: Howard vs. CSU
Howard (5-8, 1-1 MEAC) vs. Coppin State (4-8, 1-1 MEAC)
Date: Monday, January 11
Place: Burr Gymnasium, Washington, D.C.
Series: Howard leads 30-23
Live Stats: http://howard.hbculivestats.com/wbball/
Howard enters Monday's contest with a 5-8 (1-1 MEAC) mark. The Lady Bison were downed by Morgan State 57-48 on Jan. 9 while Coppin State (4-8, 1-1 MEAC) defeated Hampton 58-52 in its last time out on Saturday.
Junior Zykia Brown had a game-high 23 points in the win the loss to the Bears while Saadia Doyle chipped in 12 points and seven boards.
Leola Spotwood paced CSU with 18 points in the win over Hampton. Crystal Whittington added 12 points and Spotwood led the team in rebounds with eight.
Scouting Coppin State
Coppin State is 4-8 with wins over West Virginia State, St. Augustine's, UMBC and Hampton. Shante Cummings is averaging 10.8 points per game while Jeanine Manley adds 9.1 points per game. Manley is tops on the team with 6.5 rebounds per game.
The Bears are coached by Derek Brown, who is in his 11th season at Coppin State. He has a 170-121 record in 10 years as a head coach.
Last Time Out
Corin Adams missed the start of the game but it did not matter as she went on to score a team-high 23 points and lead Morgan State to a 57-48 win over Howard University in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference contest at Burr Gymnasium on Jan. 9.
Adams, a 5-7 senior guard and the second leading scorer in the MEAC, had to take an exam and got caught in traffic. That prevented her from starting the game. It did not take her long to get the Lady Bears (5-8 overall, 2-0 in the MEAC) started. She entered the game with her team trailing and promptly scored 11 of her points during a 10-minute span that gave Morgan State a 28-15 halftime lead.
The Lady Bison (5-8 overall, 1-1) had problems scoring, missing 25 of their 29 shots for a frigid 13 percent. Howard's problems were compounded by the loss of Saadia Doyle, who picked up two fouls in the first three minutes and had to sit out most of the half and some cold shooting by team-leading scorer Zykia Brown, who missed all six of her shots from the field.
Howard staged a second half rally on the scoring of Brown and Doyle, who combined for 17 of their team's 33 second half points and got to within seven twice. But Adams and Brittany Noel made sure that the Lady Bison would stage another one of their patented second half comebacks.
Adams was 4 of 8 from the field in the second half while Noel connected on all of her shots for 9 of her 11 points after intermission.
Brown led Howard with 23 while Doyle tallied 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds.
Freshman Saadia Doyle (5-11, F) has posted double-doubles in eight of 13 games this season, a feat that puts her 6th in the NCAA rankings. The Atlanta, Ga. native is averaging 15.5 points and 10.8 rebounds per outing and was named the MEAC Rookie of the Week three times this season.
Freshmen Nicole Deterville (6-1, F/C) and Portia Deterville (6-1, F/C) are the first set of twins to play under the Coach G era. Nicole and Portia join teammate Amanda Edwards (6-0, F) from Toronto, Canada and are mainstays in the Bison frontcourt.
The Lady Bison travel to North Carolina A&T on Saturday, Jan. 16. Game time against the Lady Aggies is slated for 2 p.m. at Corbett Sports Center.