Norfolk State limited to 12 first-half points

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HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP)—Sophomore guard Sean Baptiste scored a career-high 23 points and Fairleigh Dickinson opened the game with a 35-8 spurt in cruising to an 80-64 victory over Norfolk State Monday night.

Manny Ubilla hit four 3-pointers and added 19 points as the Knights (2-5) snapped a three-game losing streak in winning the first game between the schools. Freshman John Galvin had nine points and 14 rebounds.

Tony Murphy, a senior who played at nearby Paterson Eastside, had a game-high 26 points for Norfolk State (2-5) in his return to New Jersey. Michael Deloach added 12 points and Larry Vickers had 10 for the Spartans, who were playing their first game following a nine-day break for exams.

Baptiste went 6-for-12 from the floor in the opening half, while Ubilla hit all four of his 3-pointers. Fairleigh Dickinson shot 52 percent in the half, while holding the Spartans to 24 percent in taking a 43-12 lead. The Knights also forced eight turnovers, while committing only three.

The closest that Norfolk State got in the second half was 70-59 with three minutes to play.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Norfolk St.
T. Murphy T. Murphy
9-22,  26 Pts
6 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Fair. Dickinson
S. Baptiste S. Baptiste
6-12,  23 Pts
9 Rebs, 0 Assists

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