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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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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Howard0-03-3247
Delaware St.0-02-2187
Norfolk St.0-02-3286
Savannah St.0-02-3172
Beth.-Cook.0-02-4296
N.C. Central0-01-3103
S.C. State0-01-375
Hampton0-01-4271
N.C. A&T0-01-4339
Md.-E. Shore0-01-6236
Coppin St.0-00-4209
Florida A&M0-00-5316
Morgan St.0-00-5270
 
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