HBCU Round-up


Coppin State Men’s Basketball: Coppin State tops Morgan State 80-67. Arnold Fripp scored 22 points to lead Coppin State over in-city rival Morgan State 80-67 on Monday night. Coppin State (4-17, 3-5 Mid-Eastern) went on an 11-6 spurt late in the first half — including Tripp’s 3-pointer with 1:59 left — to lead by 11 at the break, 41-30.Coppin’s Taariq Cephas pulled down an errant 3-point attempt by Donte Pretlow, got it out to Sterling Smith in transition, who fed Dallas Gary for an alley-oop with 2:43 left which pushed Coppin State’s lead to 14 as they cruised to easy victory. Fripp went 8 of 15 from the floor and made four 3-pointers while grabbing nine rebounds for Coppin State. Gary finished with 17 points, Smith had 12 and Cephas added 10. Blake Bozeman led Morgan State with 20 points. Cedric Blossom added 13 points and 10 rebounds

University of the District of Columbia (UDC Firebirds): Senior forward Denikka Brent of the University of the District of Columbia women’s basketball team was named East Coast Conference Player of the JWeek for the second time this season after a stellar performance in the week ending February 1st. Brent averaged 23.0 points and 8.0 rebounds per-game in a 2-0 week for the Firebirds. In a thrilling triple-overtime win at NYIT (New York Institute of Technology), she scored a career and game-high 31 points. Brent shot 48.8-percent (20-for-41) from the field on the week and also accumulated six steals, five blocks and three assists over the two games. She is currently No. 2 in the East Region in steals (58) and 11th in scoring average (16.3 ppg). Among the ECC (East Coast Conference), she is also 2nd in steals behind only Queens’ Madison Rowland. She also ranks 3rd in the league in scoring, 10th in blocked shots (25), 11th in rebounds per-game (7.5) and 14th in assists (48).

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