Norfolk State vs Longwood

Norfolk St. 78, Longwood 66

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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
 43.1%65.6% 
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
 40.9%66.7% 
MEAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
N.C. Central13-325-9202
Norfolk St.12-417-17242
Morgan St.11-514-16326
Hampton11-514-17284
Savannah St.10-613-16279
Md.-E. Shore9-714-20278
S.C. State7-911-20302
Delaware St.7-910-22332
Coppin St.7-98-24336
Beth.-Cook.6-1010-22346
Howard5-1110-24338
Florida A&M5-117-23349
N.C. A&T1-153-29350

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Winthrop15-326-770
UNC-Ash.15-323-1073
Liberty14-421-14173
Gardner-Webb11-719-14186
High Point9-915-16235
Radford8-1014-18227
Campbell7-1119-18247
Char. So.7-1112-19295
Longwood3-156-24343
Presbyterian1-175-25347
 
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