Stony Brook tops Norfolk State 7973 for 4th straight win

NORFOLK, Va. — Jaron Cornish tossed in 22 points on 8-of-11 shooting from the floor and Akwasi Yeboah added 16 points and seven rebounds to guide Stony Brook to a 79-73 victory over Norfolk State on Tuesday night.Jeff Otchere pitched in with 12 points, seven boards and two blocked shots for the Seawolves (6-1), who picked up their fourth straight win and are off to their best start since the 2009-10 season.Nic Thomas hit four 3-pointers and scored 18 to pace the Spartans (3-5), who lost for the first time in four home games. Mastadi Pitt totalled 14 points and four assists, while Jordan Butler and Armani Branch scored 10 apiece.The Seawolves led 39-32 at halftime. Jules Moor’s 3-point play and a 3-pointer by Yeboah pushed the lead to 45-32 just 57 seconds into the second half. A Thomas 3-pointer pulled the Spartans within 70-67 with 3:58 left to play, but Cornish scored five straight points to keep Stony Brook comfortably ahead.Stony Brook buried 26 of 47 shots from the floor (55 per cent), including 9 of 19 from 3-point range. The Spartans sank 22 of 48 shots (46 per cent). Norfolk State made 8 of 21 from distance but were outrebounded 35-19.The Associated Press read more

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