Norfolk State vs Longwood

Norfolk St. 78, Longwood 66


FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) - Freshman Rashid Gaston came off the bench to post his first career double-double as Norfolk State defeated Longwood 78-66 Thursday night.

Gaston had 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Spartans (2-1), who led 43-29 at halftime.

The Lancers (0-2) cut the deficit to eight points on three occasions in the second half. After a layup by Michael Kessens made it 69-61, Norfolk State hit 9 of 12 free throws to seal the win, with Rob Johnson hitting 6 of 6.

Zieyik Estime added 12 points, Pendarvis Williams 11 and Malcolm Hawkins 10 for the Spartans, who shot only 30.8 percent (8 of 26) in the second half.

Longwood, which made only 34.4 percent of its field goal attempts in the first half (11 of 32), improved to 47.1 percent (16 of 34) in the second.

Kessens led the Lancers with 17 points, 15 rebounds and four blocked shots.

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Norfolk State Spartans
R. Johnson, F230-58-106218
B. Goode, F202-30-04034
P. Williams, G363-83-454011
K. Brown, G263-82-44138
M. Hawkins, G214-71-213410
R. Gaston266-132-6110314
Z. Estime164-60-000012
A. Rogers120-21-22101
K. Lila-St. Rose102-30-01004
J. Weathers101-34-46016
Totals 25-5821-3240111578
Longwood Lancers
M. Kessens, F357-103-4150217
J. Dublin, F234-80-04048
T. Carey, G396-150-075113
N. Brown, G343-164-655310
D. Robinson, G244-70-022410
J. Havenstein170-10-03040
K. Ziegler102-31-22115
M. Parker91-40-01003
L. Woodhouse90-20-00210
Totals 27-668-1239152066
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Md.-E. Shore11-518-15195
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S.C. State7-911-22320
N.C. A&T6-109-23340
Coppin St.6-108-23311
Savannah St.5-119-22331
Morgan St.5-117-24337
Florida A&M2-142-27350

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High Point13-523-1089
Char. So.13-519-12164
Coast. Car.12-624-10130
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