Rattlers bounce back against Coppin State

The Rattlers bounced back from a two-game skid Saturday, beating Coppin State, 82-71.

The first half appeared to be more of the same for the Rattlers (9-16, 5-7 MEAC) as they struggled. Their 3-point percentage was poor early, but they bounced back, shooting 46 percent from the 3-point line on the night.

Florida A&M head coach Clemon Johnson credited the win to senior guard Reggie Lewis and his shooting.

Lewis, who scored 24 points, said he caught the ball ready to shoot.

“Coach told the team at halftime to relax and just get comfortable with the way the game was set up,” Lewis said.

Halftime appeared to have jump-started senior guard Jamie Adams, the team’s leading scorer. Adams made three of four 3-pointers in the second half to help elevate his team to victory.

“It was a much-needed win in regards to the (MEAC) standings,” Adams said. “It definitely feels good.”

While Adams has struggled recently, he believes the Rattlers are going to hit their stride.

“It’s just a matter of going out with energy and confidence to come out victorious,” Adams said.

The Rattlers will be back at home Monday as they take on Delaware State at 7:30 p.m.