Jacksnvlst 27 45 72
Coppinst 29 32 61
Date of game: 12/21/2013

Recap: Coppin State vs. Jacksonville St

Tortola, BVI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Jacksonville State Gamecocks beat the Coppin State Eagles, 72-61, at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex in the British Virgin Islands Tropical Shootout behind a 20 point effort from Darion Rackley.

Avery Moore came off the bench to score 16 points on 5-of-8 shooting for the Gamecocks (5-9). Jamal Hunter added nine points and as many rebounds.

The Eagles (4-7) were led by Michael Murray, Arnold Fripp, and reserve Taariq Cephas, who each scored 13 points. Cephas led the team with four assists and went 5-of-5 from the charity stripe.

The first half ended with the Eagles holding a narrow, 29-27 lead. The Eagles shot 39.1 percent in the half compared to 35.7 percent for the Gamecocks.

In the second half the Gamecocks upped their shooting percentage to 50 percent and hit 11-of-13 free-throws. The Eagles offense could not keep up, as they continued to shoot below 40 percent from the floor.

The Gamecocks enjoyed a 27-18 scoring advantage from 3-point range. Each team collected 34 rebounds.

Game Notes

Montana State wraps up spring campaign

Quarterback Dakota Prukop faced relentless pressure from the defense in Montana State's spring football game on Saturday, but he had plenty of answers for the pass rushers.

Manziel apologizes following rehab stint

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel issued a statement Friday, offering an apology and thanks to fans, teammates and the organization for support during his recent stay at a treatment facility.

Angels activate Richards from DL to start vs. Astros

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim activated pitcher Garrett Richards from the 15-day disabled list to start in Sunday's rubber match against the Houston Astros.

Senators bench Hammond for Anderson

The Ottawa Senators have decided to make a goaltender change for Game 3 of their first-round playoff series against Montreal, as Craig Anderson will get the start Sunday night instead of Andrew Hammond after the Canadiens won the first two games at home.

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