The Coppin State Lady Eagles women’s basketball team officially clinched third place in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) standings after crushing University of Maryland-Eastern Shore (UMES), 80-48, on March 1 at the Physical Education Complex in Baltimore, Md.

The Lady Eagles simply did what they wanted to do against UMES, scoring at will throughout the game. Coppin State led by nearly 20 points by halftime and almost doubled their lead to 40 points before the game ended.

The third-place standing guarantees Coppin State (14-13 overall, 11-4 MEAC) a bye in the opening round of the MEAC Women’s Basketball Tournament scheduled to begin March 10.

“We came out today with MEAC tournament-type of intensity,” senior forward Kyra Coleman said, according to Coppin State Sports Information. “We need to keep that up and working together as a team because we know that’s what it’s going to take to reach our ultimate goal as a team. I am at a loss for words because we played very well.”

Coleman led the Lady Eagles with a double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds, followed by senior guard Ashle Craig with 18 points; senior forward Larissa Carter also scored double digit points for Coppin State with 12.

Coppin State will play its season finale on March 3 with a matchup against Howard at Coppin’s Physical Ed Complex in Baltimore.