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Norfolk State Runs Away From Coppin State 83-71

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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Malcolm Hawkins scored 22 points to lead Norfolk State over Coppin State 83-71 on Monday.

The Spartans (11-8, 5-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) got 17 points from Pendarvis Williams, Rashid Gaston added 12 and Brandon Goode had 10 as the team shot 50 percent from the floor. They out-rebounded the Eagles 42-31.

Coppin State (6-12, 3-2) was led by Andre Armstrong with 20 points. Sterling Smith had 13 and Taariq Cephas added 10 points.

The Eagles led by one, 31-30, after a Smith layup with 4:54 left in the first half, but Norfolk closed on a 15-5 run — highlighted by a Williams 3-pointer — to lead 45-36 at the intermission.

Norfolk scored the first 10 points of the second half to extend the lead to 19 and was never challenged down the stretch.

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

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