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SSU Tigers Split with Norfolk State

Savannah State couldn't hang on after building an eight point lead late Monday night, falling to Norfolk State 56-49. 

 

CLICK ON THE VIDEO LINK TO SEE HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE GAME AND FROM THE LADY TIGERS WIN OVER NORFOLK STATE, 79-47 BEHIND 24 POINTS FROM EZINNE KALU.

 

The Spartans outscored the Tigers 17-2 in the final six minutes in front of 1,860 fans at Tiger Arena.

 

RELEASE FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS:


SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Malcolm Hawkins scored 16 points as Norfolk State used a 17-2 run late in the second half to knock Savannah State out of first place in the Mid-Eastern Conference with a 56-49 win on Monday.
    
Trailing by eight late in the second half, Norfolk State (12-9, 6-2) scored 14 unanswered points, recapturing the lead with a Pendarvis Williams jumper that made it 49-47 with 3:40 left, and held Savannah State to two points in the final 6 minutes.
    
Williams contributed 13 points, while Rashid Gaston had seven points and 13 rebounds for the Spartans, who held a 40-30 rebounding advantage in their fifth-straight win over the Tigers.
    
Savannah State (7-14, 5-2) entered the game atop the MEAC standings by a half game. It took the lead midway through the second half on a Joshua Montgomery layup that made it 33-31 with 13:20 left.
    
Montgomery led the Tigers with 13 points.

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