Norfolk St. 70, Hampton 66

Michael Deloach scored 22 points and three others hit double

figures in Norfolk State’s 70-66 win over Hampton on Saturday.

Rob Hampton added 13 points, and Aleek Pauline and Kyle O’Quinn

each scored 10 for the Spartans (6-17, 5-6 Mid-Eastern Athletic

Conference), who have won three of their past four.

Hampton led 33-32 at halftime and the game stayed close until

Norfolk State went on a 13-6 run to lead at 67-58 after a dunk by

Hampton with 3:08 remaining.

The Pirates scored eight unanswered to cut the lead to 67-66

with 54 seconds to play, but the Spartans made 3 of 4 free throws,

including two by Deloach, the rest of the way to preserve the

win.

Vincent Simpson missed a 3-pointer with 11 seconds remaining

that would have tied the game for the Pirates.

Michael Freeman led the Pirates (8-16, 4-7) with 17 points,

Simpson had 16 and Darrion Pellum added 14.