Norfolk St. defeats Howard 85-71
NORFOLK, Va. (AP)—Michael Deloach scored 25 points and Norfolk State defeated Howard 85-71 on Monday night.
Deloach led four Spartans (10-17, 8-7 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) in double figures as Corey Lyon scored 23 points, Joseph Dorsett-Jeffreys added 14 and Aleek Pauline chipped in with 12.
Norfolk State led by as many as 13, 73-60, on a 3-pointer by Deloach with 5:20 remaining in the game.
After Howard (8-21, 5-10) took a 3-2 lead early in the game, the Bison never led again as the Spartans went on a 20-8 run sparked by 10 points from Deloach to take a 22-11 lead with 11:32 left in the first half.
The Spartans outrebounded Howard 36-23 with Pauline and Brandon Monroe grabbing 10 boards each.
Eugene Myatt paced the Bison with 20 points and Kyle Riley added 19. Randy Hampton and Paul Kirkpatrick added 15 and 10 points, respectively, for Howard.