Norfolk State vs Savannah State

Norfolk State overcomes Savannah State 56-49


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SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) Malcolm Hawkins scored 16 points as Norfolk State used a 17-2 run late in the second half to knock Savannah State out of first place in the Mid-Eastern Conference with a 56-49 win on Monday.

Trailing by eight late in the second half, Norfolk State (12-9, 6-2) scored 14 unanswered points, recapturing the lead with a Pendarvis Williams jumper that made it 49-47 with 3:40 left, and held Savannah State to two points in the final 6 minutes.

Williams contributed 13 points, while Rashid Gaston had seven points and 13 rebounds for the Spartans, who held a 40-30 rebounding advantage in their fifth-straight win over the Tigers.

Savannah State (7-14, 5-2) entered the game atop the MEAC standings by a half game. It took the lead midway through the second half on a Joshua Montgomery layup that made it 33-31 with 13:20 left.

Montgomery led the Tigers with 13 points.

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Scoreboard
Norfolk State (12-9) «223456
Savannah State (7-14)202949

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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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