Thompson leads Morgan St. past Norfolk St. in OT, 100-94

February 01, 2010|By Sports Digest

Kevin Thompson (Walbrook) scored 21 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to help Morgan State defeat host Norfolk State, 100-94, in overtime Sunday and remain unbeaten in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. The Bears (15-7 overall, 6-0 MEAC) trailed 90-89 with 2:35 left in the extra period before scoring eight straight points. Dewayne Jackson's dunk gave Morgan State a 97-90 lead with 24 seconds left. Reggie Holmes (St. Frances) scored 19, and Troy Smith (Douglass) and Jackson (Bowie) added 18 apiece; Sean Thomas had 16 for the Bears. Morgan State, which trailed by as many as 11 with 16:08 to go, won its seventh straight game. The Spartans (3-16, 2-5) led 78-74 with 2:40 remaining in regulation, but the Bears went on a 9-4 run. Morgan State took an 85-82 lead on Thompson's layup with 10 seconds to go. Rob Hampton's 3-pointer with 5 seconds left sent the game into overtime. "I will take a win any way I can get it," Morgan State coach Todd Bozeman said. "It was definitely a tough game, but we got the W." Michael Deloach scored 34 points for Norfolk State.

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