Norfolk State vs Savannah State

Norfolk St. 55, Savannah St. 45

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Pendarvis Williams had 16 points as Norfolk State topped Savannah State 55-45 in each team's Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference opener Saturday night.

Williams connected on 6 of 11 from the field. Jamel Fuentes was the only other Spartan in double figures with 11 points.

Norfolk State (4-5, 1-0) held preseason MEAC Player of the Year Rashad Hassan to nine points and seven rebounds. Stephen Wilson led the Tigers (5-4, 0-1) with 13 points, and Preston Blackman had 12.

Savannah State led 28-25 at halftime, but shot just 22.6 percent (7 of 31) from the field in the second half. Norfolk State came out of halftime with a 7-2 scoring run, and used an 8-3 run to take a 52-42 lead with 1:07 left on Rob Johnson's free-throw make.

Norfolk State hit 14 of 21 from the foul line in the second half and 17 of 26 for the game.

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Norfolk State Spartans
B. Goode, F291-42-46034
R. Johnson, F243-51-24127
J. Fuentes, G322-67-931311
M. Hawkins, G302-53-44137
K. Brown, G211-51-24123
P. Williams276-112-240116
R. Gaston213-41-33127
Z. Estime90-10-00000
A. Rogers50-10-00000
J. Weathers20-00-00000
Totals 18-4217-263251655
 42.9%65.4% 
Savannah State Tigers
R. Hassan, F324-111-27019
J. Smith, F100-20-06030
P. Blackman, G305-130-013312
C. Smith, G250-20-26200
S. Wilson, G234-113-421413
A. Louis302-70-110044
D. Williams172-80-01115
K. White150-00-01100
C. Spears81-20-00112
P. Hendley60-10-00000
R. Burger20-00-00010
A. Davis20-00-00000
Totals 18-574-93991845
 31.6%44.4% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
N.C. Central13-325-9202
Norfolk St.12-417-17242
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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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