Morgan St. 74, Norfolk St. 70

BALTIMORE -- Marquise Kately scored 16 points to lead five players in double figures and Morgan State held off Norfolk State 74-70 on Monday night.

Kevin Thompson scored 15 and Rogers Barnes added 12 for the Bears (8-8, 3-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), who have won six of their past eight games. Reggie Holmes overcame a slow start to finish with 11 points and Rodney Stokes had 10 for Morgan State.

Michael Deloach, who leads the conference at 20.4 points per game, and Corey Lyons each scored 21 points for the Spartans (3-11, 1-2).

After finishing with one point in the first half, Holmes scored 10 points in a 14-4 run that gave the Bears a 59-50 lead with 8:40 remaining in the game.

Lyons cut the deficit to one with 1:05 remaining, but Jermaine Bolden answered with a 3-pointer on the next possession and the Bears held on for the victory.