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.
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