Coppin State senior guard Tony Gallo earned his second Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Player of the Week award this season as he shared the award with Ray Willis of North Carolina Central, the league announced on Monday.

Gallo was instrumental in leading the Eagles to victories at Norfolk State and at Morgan State last week.

He averaged 22 points, four rebounds and three assists per game in the two Coppin State wins. Gallo also shot 52.4 percent from the floor, 50 percent from the three-point line and 83.3 percent from the free throw line.

The Lynn, Mass. native scored 16 points and had three rebounds in Coppin State’s 87-82 win at Norfolk State on Jan. 30 and then scored a career-high 28 points in the Eagles 88-86 victory at Morgan State on Feb. 4.

It marked the third career MEAC Player of the Week honor for Gallo.

Tyshawn Bell of Delaware State was named the Rookie of the Week, while Dominique Sutton of North Carolina Central was named the Defensive Player of the Week.

Coppin State (12-11 overall) will face Delaware State in a MEAC contest on Feb. 11.


Roger McAfee

Special to the AFRO