Norfolk St. 72, Howard 52

Aleek Pauline scored 20 points to lead Norfolk State to a 72-52

win over Howard on Monday.

Michael Deloach added 16 points and seven rebounds for the

Spartans (7-17, 6-6 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), who have won

four of their last five games.

Norfolk State went on an 11-2 run toward the end of the first

half to take a 37-22 lead after a three-point play from Deloach

with 43 seconds left in the period. The Spartans led 37-24 at

halftime.

Norfolk State went on to lead by double digits for the entire

second half, taking their largest lead at 65-34 after a 3-pointer

from Pauline with 7:46 remaining.

Dadrian Collins scored 11 points to lead Howard (7-20, 6-6). The

Bison have lost five of their past six games.

Norfolk State shot 50 percent from the field (27-for-54), while

Howard shot only 31 percent (18-for-58).