By. Rick Jackson

In a game where the DSU hornets were never in control and were forced to play catch up all game long, the Hornets fell to the Coppin State Eagles, 72-62 on  Thursday night Mar. 3rd. Delaware State’s two seniors were unable to rally their team late in the second half. Although the defensive adjustments in the second half were effective, the offense had trouble finding their rhythm all night. Scoring in the second half was so few and far in between by DSU, that the Hornets didn’t stand a chance in the second half. Coppin state scored 45 points in the first half with guard Christian Kessee leading his team with 20 points, knocking down 5 three pointers.

Forward Jason Owens of DSU started to find a little bit of a rhythm as he was able to knock down a few mid-range jumpers going 5-8 FG on the night. The promising freshmen point guard also had  solid night scoring 17 points and going 4-9 from three point range. Despite their decent performances, they were unable to push their team over the top for the victory. After the game the Hornet exchanged a few words with the senior Owens.

“We had a chance to come back into the game but sometimes certain teams with a bunch of good shooters, it’s hard to come back… We had a chance to come back but we came out flat, started out late…By the time everyone started to get their rhythm it was too late.”

On a positive note the mid-eastern athletic conference (MEAC) is a division where no team can be counted out. Morgan spoke to the Hornet about what the team needs to do to be successful going into the MEAC tournament.

“We’re going to look at the films of the games we won and I think when we play defense and get after teams, I think that will lead to offense and even on offense when we move the ball well, we’ve been very successful against teams.”

The 12th seeded Delaware State men’s basketball team will play its 2015 MEAC Tournament opener against Savannah State in a first round contest on Monday, Mar. 7 at 6 p.m. at the Scope Arena in Norfolk,

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Photo Credit: Courtesy: DSU Athletics/Rodney Adams

left to right: Joe Lewis, Devin Morgan, DeAndre Haywood, Kavon Waller

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