The Coppin State Lady Eagles fell to third place in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) after a tough 83-80 loss to the Florida A&M Lady Rattlers on Feb. 15 in Tallahassee, Fla.

It was only the third loss against a MEAC team for Coppin State (12-12 overall, 9-3 MEAC) this season, but the loss couldn’t have come at a worse time. With just four games left in the season, the Lady Eagles need every win to keep pace for a top-2 seed in the conference standings, which would guarantee a first-round bye in the upcoming MEAC tournament.

Coppin State came close to beating FAMU (13-12 overall, 7-5 MEAC) Feb. 15. The Lady Eagles led by nearly 20 points in the first half of the game, according to Coppin State Sports Information. But FAMU battled back in the second half and snatched the lead and victory away from its conference foe.

Senior guard Ashle Craig led Coppin State with 21 points, while senior forward Kyra Coleman scored 18 points. Senior forward Larrisa Carter added 14 points with 10 rebounds, the 19th double-double of her career.

FAMU senior guard Jasmine Grice scored a game-high 36 points.

Coppin State will next face Morgan State on Feb. 19 at Hill Field House in Baltimore, Md.

 

Perry Green

AFRO Sports Editor