Baltimore, Md. (November 29, 2015) – Sarafina Arthur-Williams posted a season-high 15 points, but Mount St. Mary's University fell at Coppin State, 66-55, in non-conference women's basketball action Sunday afternoon.
Arthur-Williams went 6-of-12 from the field as she registered a season-high in points with 15, while Jessica Harris collected her fifth straight game with double-digit points, chipping in with 12. Kayla Bates added 11 points on 3-of-4 shooting.
Amber Griffin topped all scorers with 21 points to lead the Coppin State offense. Jordan Swails posted a double-double with 11 points and 16 rebounds.
Coppin State (2-3) held a 15-10 lead after the opening period of play, led by Swails' nine points. Harris propelled the Mountaineer offense in the quarter with a pair of three-pointers.
Mount St. Mary's (1-4) trailed Coppin State by six midway through the second quarter before Kaitlyn Eisenhard converted a three-point play to pull the Mount within three, 19-16. Bates followed with a deep three-pointer to tie the game at 19 with 5:45 to play in the period.
The two teams traded buckets for much of the remaining five-plus minutes, before Arthur-Williams tallied the final three points of the quarter to give the Mount a 31-30 advantage heading into halftime.
After trailing for much of the third period, the Mount was able to cut its deficit to 51-50 at the 6:57 mark of the fourth quarter following buckets from Alexis Carter and Arthur-Williams. Coppin State answered back, stretching its lead to six, 59-53, with four minutes to play.
The Eagles were able to hold off Mount St. Mary's in the final minutes before knocking down their free throws at the end of the contest to seal the 66-55 victory.
The Mountaineers wrap up their road swing with a tilt at UMES on Wednesday, December 2. Tip off from Hytche Arena is scheduled for 6 p.m.