BALTIMORE, FEB. 2 -- Coppin State's Eagles showed why they are league leaders as they used an impressive second-half run to defeat Howard, 99-76, in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game tonight at the Coppin Center.
Forward Larry Stewart and guard Reggie Isaac, who entered the night averaging 47 points a game between them, clicked for 68 points, Stewart scoring 36 and Isaac 32.
Coppin State (11-8, 7-1) blew open the game at the start of the second half by scoring 11 consecutive points in a 1:30 span. Howard helped out by committing turnovers on four successive possessions.
The Eagles increased their advantage, and had the biggest lead of the night at 64-41 with 15:10 left on two free throws by Stewart, who was 16 for 19 on foul shots.
Howard (3-17, 2-7) never got closer than 13 points, at 70-57 with 9:45 remaining.
The Eagles have won the last six meetings in the series including a 78-63 victory last Saturday at Howard. They have won 21 straight at home.
Coppin State had a 45-36 lead at halftime, led by 21 points from Stewart. Skip Bynum scored the first nine points for Howard as the Bison had their last lead at 9-8.
Bynum ended with 13 points. Tyrone Powell came on to lead the Bison with 23 points.
"They were good tonight," Howard Coach Butch Beard said of the Eagles.
"They came out and took control of the game."
Hampton 74, UDC 43:
Kenny Brown scored 16 points as the hosts dealt the Firebirds their 18th straight loss. District of Columbia (2-20) was led by Valentine Igwe with 15 points.
Clarion 83, Columbia Union 53:
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Marymount 87, Mary Washington 79:
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