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Coppin State 103, Goldey-Beacom College 50

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Taariq Cephas and Shomari Triggs each scored 15 points as Coppin State won its home opener beating Division II Goldey-Beacom 103-50 on Monday night.

Arnold Fripp matched his season average with 14 points for the Eagles (1-4), who open the season with 13 of their first 16 games on the road. Coppin State was 34 of 67 (50.7 percent) from the field.

Chris Gebhart and P. Ridgeway-Higgs each scored 10 points for Goldey-Beacom (2-4), which has lost four consecutive games.

A jumper by Joseph Carty provided Goldey-Beacom with a 20-17 lead midway through the first half. However, the Eagles continued to press and a 3-pointer by Sterling Smith gave them their first lead, 22-20, with 8:11 left.

Coppin State then went on a 23-10 run to close the opening half and increased the margin to 45-30 at the break. The Eagles were 7 of 16 (43.8 percent) from 3-point range.

A 3-pointer by Cephas increased the lead to 58-30 with 16:16 remaining in the game. Coppin State continued to pull away and a layup by Kyle Steinbergin provided a 73-39 lead with 9:51 left.

The Eagles don’t play consecutive home games until Jan. 17 and 19 when they host Bethune-Cookman and Florida A&M.

Alan is an expert gambling writer who works as one of the chief editors for Basketball Insiders. He has been covering online gambling and sports betting for over 8 years, having written for the likes of Sportlens,, The Sports Daily, 90min, and His particular specialisms include US online casinos and gambling regulations, and soccer and basketball betting. Based in London, Alan holds an MA in English Literature and is a passionate supporter of Chelsea FC.

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