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Myrtle Beach, S.C.SC State rallied from 14 down to defeat Coastal Carolina, 61-59, in a non-conference women’s matchup. The was the third game of the Crescent Bank Carolinas Challenge held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

The Lady Bulldogs finished the contest with three players in double-figures led by Cabriel Duren with 22.  Tiara Knotts scored 16 and Trinese Fox dropped in 11 in the game.  Duren also led the team in rebounding with four.

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Coppin State Falls To VCU

RICHMOND, Va. — Senior Crystal Whittington scored a season-high 18 points and Ashle Craig added 16, but Coppin State fell to Virginia Commonwealth 74-66 on Sunday in the Verizon Wireless Arena.

The Eagles were unable to overcome the play of Courtney Hunt who had 30 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead the Rams to the victory.

Virginia Commonwealth (6-3) out-rebounded Coppin State 52-31, which included 25 offensive rebounds. The Rams used that advantage to outscore the Eagles 22-8 on second-chance points.

Andrea Barbour added 12 points and 11 rebounds for Virginia Commonwealth, while Christina Carter had 10 points.

Coppin State (2-8) also received 10 points from Shawntae Payne.

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FIU Coasts Past DSU

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The FIU Panthers shot a season-high 56.8 percent for the game and an astounding 85.0 percent (17-for-20) in the first half en route to a 73-57 victory over the Delaware State University women’s basketball team Sunday afternoon at the UNF Osprey Holiday Classic.

Sophomore Tasia Bristow (Baltimore, Md.) led the Lady Hornets in scoring for the third straight game with 18 points.  She added in a game-high three steals and one blocked shot.  Junior Kianna D’Oliveira (Newport News, Va.) grabbed a game-high nine rebounds in addition to six points.

FIU received double figure scoring from three players in Jerica Coley (18), Mansare (14) and Fanni Hutlassa (12).

The loss is DSU’s second straight as they move to 3-9 on the year while the Panthers improve to 7-4.

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