HBCU Round-Up: Coppin State basketball & track
1/20/2015, 8 a.m.
BALTIMORE Coppin State junior guard Jordan Swails (Upper Marlboro, Md./Academy of Holy Cross) was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) women’s basketball Player of the Week after helping the Eagles split a pair of games against Norfolk State and Howard. Swails was a scoring force for the Eagles in a 58-56 victory over Norfolk State last Monday and during a 68-66 setback at Howard on Saturday.
In earning her first career conference “Player of the Week” honor, Swails averaged 18 points and eight rebounds while shooting 57.1 percent from the field. Swails started the week with 16 points and seven rebounds against Norfolk State in the Eagles’ MEAC opener. She scored seven of her points in the final five minutes to help the Eagles rally from a late five-point deficit and earn the tough road victory. The criminal justice major ended the week by finishing with career highs in points and rebounds in a loss against Howard. She shot 9-of-14 (64 percent) from the field to finish with 20 points, nine rebounds and two assists against Howard.
Dallas Gary scored 12 of his season-high 16 points in the second half against Howard in a 71-69 loss. In 22 minutes, Gary was 6-for-9 from the field. Gary also made 4-of-5 shots from the foul line.
Deandra Daniel won the high-jump at the Father Diamond Invitational with a season-high clearance of 1.81 meters. Daniel's effort is the best in the MEAC and fourth-best nationally.