Senior forward Larrisa Carter scored a double-double of 18 points with 14 rebounds to lead the Coppin State University Lady Eagles to a 67-58 win over North Carolina Central University in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) game on Jan. 25 in Durham, N.C.
The game marked Carter’s seventh double-double of the season and the 17th double-double of her career, according to Coppin State Sports Information Director Rob Knox.
Knox said Carter’s leadership on the floor kept her teammates focused during the critical part of the game against N.C. Central.
“This is the heart of the conference play and the affable Carter knows she has precious few games remaining in her college career,” Knox wrote on the team’s website. “She is the soul of the Coppin State women’s basketball team and the 6-foot senior forward from Atlanta is going to do whatever takes to win.”
Coppin State improved to 8-10 overall, but is dominant in the MEAC with a 5-1 conference record, good for second place in the standings. Much of their success has come from the play of Carter, who is averaging 13.3 points with 7.8 rebounds.
“I enjoy basketball and I approach every game like it’s my last game,” said Carter, according to Coppin State Sports Information. “I don’t have anything to hold back. I feed off of my teammates so I have to play good in order for my teammates to get the energy from me.”
Senior guard Ashle Craig also performed well for Coppin State, scoring 15 points with seven assists against N.C. Central. Senior forward Kyra Coleman added 10 points with six rebounds and six assists. Jessica Freeman led N.C. Central with 18 points in the loss.
Coppin State will try to push their current win streak to three games when they travel to Greensboro, N.C. to take on another MEAC opponent, North Carolina A&T, on Jan. 27.