Norfolk St. defeats Maryland-Eastern Shore 74-63 (Feb 24, 2018)

February 26, 2018

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP) Steven Whitley scored 14 points with eight rebounds and seven assists and Preston Bungei scored 18 points and Norfolk State beat Maryland-Eastern Shore 74-63 on Saturday.

Norfolk State has won four straight and eight of its last nine.

The Spartans led 33-30 at halftime, and later, Ahmad Frost hit a 3 and Maryland-Eastern Shore trailed 54-53 with 10 minutes left. Derrick Jamerson made a 3-pointer, Bryan Gellineau made a layup and Alex Long made 1 of 2 foul shots for a seven-point advantage. Nic Thomas' 3 with 2:26 left made it 70-59 and the Spartans were never threatened.

Norfolk State (12-17, 10-4 Mid-Eastern Athletic) controlled the glass with a 46-32 rebounding advantage - including 16 on the offensive end - and shot 28 of 65 (43 percent) from the field.

Tyler Jones led the Hawks (6-24, 2-13) with 21 points, Cameron Bacote scored 10 and Miryne Thomas grabbed nine rebounds with five blocks.

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