Bethune-Cookman upsets Norfolk State, snapping Spartans’ 10-game win streak

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Brandon Tabb hit four 3-pointers and finished with 22 points and three steals, Quinton Forrest scored 15 with four assists and Bethune-Cookman beat Norfolk State 75-65 on Monday night to end the Spartans’ 10-game win streak.

Forrest added four assists and had career highs with three 3s and four steals. Jeffrey Altidort scored 12 points and Diamante Lewis had 10 with seven assists for Bethune-Cookman (7-20, 4-9 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), which won back-to-back games for the first time since Nov. 18.

Norfolk State (14-14, 11-3) scored the first nine points didn’t trail until Tabb’s 3-pointer with 4:06 left in the half gave the Wildcats a 25-24 advantage and sparked a 13-3 run that made it 35-27 about three minutes later and Bethune-Cookman led the rest of the way. Jonathan Wade’s 3-pointer with 7:16 to play pulled the Spartans within four, but Altidort and Forrest answered with back-to-back 3s as the Wildcats scored 10 of the next 12 points to lead 67-55 with 1:54 left.

Jordan Butler had 16 points and 10 rebounds for Norfolk State. Wade added 15 and Zaynah Robinson scored 14.