Howard 48 at Norfolk St. 68

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Norfolk State beats Howard 68-48
Monday, Jan 9, 2012

NORFOLK, Va. (AP)—Chris McEachin and Pendarvis Williams scored 16 points apiece and the Norfolk State defense turned in a tough effort in the Spartans’ fifth straight win, 68-48 over Howard on Monday night.

The win helps the Spartans (12-5, 4-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) to their best MEAC start since 2004-05.

Norfolk State held Howard (4-14, 1-4) to 27 percent shooting and forced 18 Bison turnovers. The 48 points and 27 percent-shooting by Howard are the second-lowest marks by a Norfolk State opponent this season.

The Spartans never trailed and there was just one tie, at 2-all. Norfolk State scored the next 12 points to take a 14-2 lead and never looked back.

The Bison got within 38-28 in the second half before the Spartans answered with a 20-5 spurt to take a commanding 58-33 lead.

Prince Okoroh led the Bison with eight points.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Howard
Oliver Ellison Oliver Ellison
3-5,  7 Pts
6 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Norfolk St.
Pendarvis Williams Pendarvis Williams
6-12,  16 Pts
5 Rebs, 2 Assists

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