PRINCESS ANNE, Md.
-- Senior Tywain McKee
scored 22 points leading Coppin State to its fourth straight victory, a 65-48 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference victory over Maryland Eastern Shore on Monday in W.P. Hytche Center.
McKee finished the game 7-of-16 from the floor, including 2-of-2 from the three-point line and 6-of-6 from the free throw line, to post his 10th 20-point game of the season.
Coppin State (7-15, 5-4 MEAC) also received 12 points from Mike Buckley
and seven points, two rebounds, two assists and one steal from Michael Harper
The Eagles limited Maryland Eastern Shore to 31.5 percent and forced the Hawks into 21 turnovers.
The Hawks (6-14, 2-6 MEAC) were led by Neal Pitt who scored 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds.
The Eagles turned a four-point halftime lead into a 13-point advantage behind the play of McKee and Buckley.
McKee scored five points during a 7-0 Coppin State run that gave the Eagles a 37-28 lead with 18:07 remaining in the game.
After the Hawks trimmed the lead to 37-33, Buckley drilled a pair of three-point baskets during a 9-0 run that increased the Coppin State lead to 46-33 with 14:16 to play in the contest.
The Hawks climbed to within 46-40 on a three-pointer by Pitt, but Buckley converted a layup and Lenny Young
scored on spinning layup in the lane to up the Eagle lead to 50-40 with 9:32 left.
Maryland Eastern Shore got to within seven points, but McKee converted a conventional three-point play upping the lead to 58-48 at the 4:49 mark of the second half.
made four straight free throws and McKee nailed a three-pointer to close out the game.