Applewhite’s dunk lifts South Carolina St past Coppin St

Applewhite’s dunk lifts South Carolina St past Coppin St
(Bilodeau, Kevin)

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) - Damni Applewhite scored 21 points and threw down a dunk with two seconds left and South Carolina State beat Coppin State 85-84 on Monday night.

Dejuan Clayton made 1 of 2 foul shots and Coppin State led 84-81 with 27 seconds to left. Taqwain Drummond immediately fouled Applewhite who went to the foul line and made a pair. Lavar Harewood came up with a steal on the Eagles' next possession to set up Applewhite's game winner.

Janai Raynor-Powell had 16 points and eight assists for South Carolina State (6-20, 4-6 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). Harewood added 16 points. Jahmari Etienne had 11 points for the hosts.

Clayton scored a career-high 30 points and had six assists for the Eagles (5-21, 5-6). Kent Auslander added 14 points.

The Bulldogs improve to 2-0 against the Eagles this season. South Carolina State defeated Coppin State 70-68 on Jan. 14. South Carolina State plays Bethune-Cookman at home on Saturday. Coppin State plays Maryland Eastern Shore on the road on Saturday.

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