Copeland & Co. go to work for NCCU

Jan. 14, 2014 @ 12:02 AM

A rather efficient double-double from N.C. Central’s Jay Copeland helped the Eagles take care of Bethune-Cookman 64-49 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference on Monday.

Copeland was of 6 of 10 from the field, made good on 4 of 7 free throws and smothered 10 rebounds in 23 minutes. His point production and work on the glass outclassed everybody on the floor at Bethune-Cookman's Moore Gym.

There was plenty of help for Copeland, although not from NCCU’s best scorer, Jeremy Ingram, who hasn't been generating points like he was at the beginning of the season. He hit a 3-pointer against the Wildcats (2-17, 0-4 MEAC). That was it. He only took two shots during the whole game, missing a field goal.

But NCCU (9-5, 1-1 MEAC) had Alfonzo Houston (15 points) and Reggie Groves (10 points) taking the scoring burden upon themselves.

NCCU forward Karamo Jawara had nine points and six rebounds, and Emanuel Chapman’s game-high eight assists put some points on the scoreboard for the Eagles.

Bethune Cookman’s Clemmye Owens (14 points) was the only Wildcat who scored in double figures.