The Navy men’s basketball team recorded their first win of the 2018-19 season Wednesday night at Alumni Hall, defeating Coppin State 77-58. The Midshipmen move to 1-2 on the year. The Eagles fall to 0-3.
George Kiernan had a monster game for Navy. Scoring 21 points, hitting three 3-pointers and recording nine rebounds, the senior forward helped the Mids pull away in the second half. Evan Wieck also put up strong numbers for Navy, adding 14 points and five rebounds to the winning tally.
On the Coppin State side, Dejuan Clayton and Lamar Morgan tied for the team lead in points with 13. Medley-Bacon Brendan led the Eagles with seven rebounds.
Here’s a look at the numbers from tonight’s game.
Final Team Stats
Field Goal Percentage: Coppin State: 36%… NAVY: 43%
3-Point Percentage: Coppin State: 28%… NAVY: 32%
Free Throw Percentage: Coppin State: 73%… NAVY: 79%
Rebounds: Coppin State: 37… NAVY: 41
Turnovers: Coppin State: 17… NAVY: 10
Steals: Coppin State: 6… NAVY: 5
Up next for Navy will be Bryant on the 18th. Coppin State faces UVA on the 16th.