Long Island defeats Norfolk State 87-64

Jamal Olasewere scored 17 points and three others scored in

double figures as Long Island beat Norfolk State 87-64 on Friday

night in the season opener for both teams.

Kyle Johnson, Julian Boyd and Robinson Odoch Opong each added 10

points for the Blackbirds, which shot 53.7 percent (29-for-54) from

the field.

The Blackbirds led by 14 points at halftime and held an

advantage of at least 21 points for the final 11 minutes. Odoch

Opong hit a 3-pointer with 2:18 to play to give the Blackbirds

their largest lead of the game at 86-55.

The Spartans launched 24 three-pointers but made only six (25

percent) and had trouble closer to the basket, making only 27 of 77

field goal attempts (35.1 percent).

Rob Hampton led the Spartans with 14 points. Pendarvis Williams

added 13 points, Kyle O’Quinn had 12 and Aleek Pauline scored

10.