Reischel scores 21, Eastern Kentucky beats Coppin St. 107-80
RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) Jarelle Reischel scored a career-high 21 points and JaVontae Hawkins added 19 with five assists to help Eastern Kentucky beat Coppin State 107-80 in the season opener for both teams Friday night.
Reischel opened the second half with a 3, and then took a steal coast-to-coast for a dunk, sparking a 13-2 run and extending Eastern Kentucky's lead to 62-41 with 17 minutes left. Coppin State trailed by at least 17 the rest of the way.
Eastern Kentucky made 40 of 74 (53.3 percent) field goals and forced 20 Coppin State turnovers.