Hampton 86, Norfolk St. 72
Darrion Pellum scored 26 points and Hampton pulled away in the
second half to defeat Norfolk State 86-72 on Saturday night,
sweeping the season series.
The league-leading Pirates (19-5, 9-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic
Conference) have won four straight and seven of their last
Kwame Morgan added 19 points and Brandon Tunnell 15.
After the Spartans (7-16, 5-6) led 32-31 at halftime, Hampton
opened the second half on a 6-0 run, sparked by Pellum’s 3-pointer,
to take the lead for good.
Norfolk State got to 49-45 with 10:37 left, but the Pirates
answered with an 8-2 run, punctuated by a pair of Danny Agbelese
dunks, to push the lead to 10.
The teams combined for 79 free-throw attempts, with Hampton
making 29 of 44 and the Spartans 27 of 35.
The Pirates scored 26 points off 18 Norfolk State turnovers.
Kyle O’Quinn’s 17 points and 11 rebounds paced the Spartans.