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Strong 1st Half Spurs Norfolk State By Navy 74-68

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Pendarvis Williams scored 21 points, and Norfolk State started fast and never was threatened seriously in a 74-68 victory over Navy on Saturday.

Malcolm Hawkins had 17 points and Rob Johnson 15 for the Spartans (7-10), who had lost five straight.

Kevin Alter scored 18 points, Dunbar Tillman had 12 and Worth Smith added 11 points and nine rebounds for the Midshipmen (6-10), who have lost four straight.

The Spartans led 17-4 on Johnson’s 3-pointer 6:56 into in the first half and 44-22 at the break. Williams and Hawkins scored 14 first-half points each. Norfolk State shot 15 of 24 in the first half, including 9 of 15 on 3-pointers.

Alter made a trey with 8 seconds left to close to 73-68, but Norfolk State was never in trouble.

Norfolk State shot 54.5 percent from the field (24 of 44) and outscored the Midshipmen 17-4 from the foul line.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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