Norfolk State outlasts St Francis (NY) 84-74

Pendarvis Williams scored 24 points, leading a trio of Norfolk

State players with 20 or more points, as the Spartans beat St.

Francis (N.Y.) 84-74 on Friday.

Kyle O’Quinn added 21 points and Chris McEachin had 20 for

Norfolk State (9-5), which has won two straight thanks to the

victory in the first-ever meeting with the St. Francis.

The Terriers were leading 8-5 about three minutes into the

contest when Williams knocked down the first of four consecutive

3-pointers in a two-minute span for Norfolk State. Williams hit

three of those, sparking a strong 19-0 Spartans run that stunned

St. Francis.

Norfolk State led 41-31 at halftime and cruised the rest of the

way, despite the Terriers pulling back within eight, 82-74, with 21

seconds left. Williams hit both foul shots with 15 seconds left for

Norfolk State’s final margin.

Stefan Perunicic led the Terriers (3-8) with 21 points.