Stamolamprou, Colonials roll past Coppin State, 75-58


Kyle Gorcey

The Colonials came away with a thirteen point victory Thursday defeating Monmouth on the road 60-47.

Zach Laufer and Zach Laufer

Another game in Baltimore, another big win for the Colonials. Robert Morris (2-2) dominated winless Coppin State (0-4) by a score of 75-58.

Led by career high scoring performances by Anna Niki Stamolamprou with 22 points and Jolie Olingende with 12, the Colonials controlled the game from beginning to end.

Stamolamprou went 8-15 from the field, 4-6 from the three-point line, and she tacked on seven rebounds. Olingende shot 4-4 from the field, adding two rebounds.

The Colonials¬†started the game on a 16-4 run in the first six minutes, with Megan Smith and Stamolamprou knocking down shots from beyond the arc. However the Coppin State Eagles then made a run of their own, scoring eight straight points to cut RMU’s lead to four halfway through the first half.

RMU ended the half with scoring drives by Jocelynne Jones, Stamolamprou, and Olingende, extending their lead by a score of 31-23 at the break.

The start of the second half went back and forth, both teams creating good scoring chances. Olingende finished the old-fashioned three-point play to stretch their lead over the Eagles to double digits, and Janelle Lane came right back up the court and finessed a layup in traffic to bring Coppin State back within eight points with 13 minutes left to go.

From there, RMU never looked back. The Colonials pushed their lead to as much as 19 late in the second half, sparked by a couple threes from junior guard Ashley Ravelli. After the Eagles got their deficit down to 13 points, three-pointers by Rebeca Navarro and Stamolamprou sent RMU away with a 75-58 victory.

The Colonials finished the game shooting a season-high 43% from the field, including 50% from beyond the arc, while holding Coppin State to 32 percent.

Robert Morris travels to the Cintas Center in Cincinnati, Ohio for a 2:00 p.m. game on Nov. 30 to take on Xavier.