SSU Tigers Split with Norfolk State

SSU Tigers Split with Norfolk State (Image 1)
SSU Tigers Split with Norfolk State (Image 1)

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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