UMBC defeats Coppin State in tough local battle

On Sunday, the UMBC Retrievers defeated the Coppin State Eagles.

Coppin State started the game on a 10-4 run. But after that, it was all UMBC in the first half. The Retrievers led 42-26 at halftime.

Keondre Kennedy and R.J. Eytle-Rock led the Retrievers in scoring at halftime with 10 points while Kamar McKnight led the Eagles with nine points.

UMBC opened the second half with a 11-3 run forcing head coach Juan Dixon to call an early timeout.

Following the timeout, the Eagles went on a 10-2 run to cut the Retrievers lead to 16.

After making two technical free throws, Andrew Robinson made a contested three-point field goal, which cut the Retrievers lead to eight with 3:26 left in the game.

The Retrievers were able to make free throws down the stretch to secure the game. They went on to win the game 86-77.

The leading scorers in the game for UMBC were Brandon Horvath with 16 points and K.J. Jackson with 14 points. Coppin State’s leading scorers were Kamar McKnight with 23 points and Dejuan Clayton with 17 points.

Next, UMBC will take on Georgetown on Tuesday and Coppin State will face off against Miami next Saturday. Both teams will be on the road.

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