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Carter scores 31 to carry Norfolk St. past Coppin St. 84-72

NORFOLK, Va. -- — Devante Carter scored a career-high 31 points and added seven assists as Norfolk State topped Coppin State 84-72 on Sunday.

Jalen Hawkins had 14 points for Norfolk State (10-6, 5-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), which earned its fourth consecutive home victory. Joe Bryant Jr. added 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Carter scored back-to-back baskets as Norfolk State broke past Coppin State 51-49 five minutes into the second half, then dished assists on consecutive 3-pointers by Kashaun Hicks and Hawkins as the Spartans led the rest of the way.

Nendah Tarke had 19 points for the Eagles (6-12, 5-4). DeJuan Clayton added 18 points and seven assists. Koby Thomas had 17 points and Anthony Tarke 12..

The Spartans registered their first win in three tries against the Eagles this season. In the most recent matchup, Coppin State defeated Norfolk State 81-77 on Jan. 24.

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