NORFOLK, Va. – The St. Mary’s College of Maryland men’s basketball team traveled to Norfolk State University to take on the Division I member Spartans in an exhibition contest on Sunday (Feb. 28) afternoon. The Seahawks fell 72-51 to conclude their season.
St. Mary’s College – 51, Norfolk State – 72
How It Happened
- The Seahawks never held the lead against the Division I foe and fell behind early, 7-0. St. Mary’s College immediately cut the Trojan lead to one with back-to-back three-pointers from Olumide Lewis and Daryn Alexander. Another three-ball from Alexander trimmed the Trojan lead to five at the 8:19 mark, but three minutes later, Norfolk State strung together a nine-point run, their largest of the half, to pull ahead of the Seahawks by 14. The Seahawks couldn’t cut into the lead any further and headed into halftime trailing 35-22.
- Trailing by 19 with 16:05 remaining, the Seahawks used their largest scoring streak of the half with seven consecutive points to bring the score to 45-33 in favor of Norfolk St. Micah Henry recorded five points during the run, while Lewis tallied two. Minutes later, the Trojans knocked down nine-straight points to pull away from the Seahawks 53-33. From there, the Seahawks trimmed the Trojan lead to 16 at one point, but eventually fell 72-51.
Inside the Box Score
- Henry led the Seahawks on the offensive end of the floor with 24 points. Alexander also finished the night in double-digits with 10 points. Lewis dished out a team-best four steals.
- Alexander and Albert Scott led the Seahawks on the glass with five rebounds each. Defensively, Elijah Crawford recorded the Seahawks lone block, while Lewis collected a team-high two steals.
- Devante Carter led the Trojans with 18 points on the afternoon