Norfolk State
2022-2023 Basketball

MEAC Tourney: Norfolk State WBB dominant in route to semifinals

Kierra Wheeler carried the Spartans with 21 points and 10 rebounds; ending South Carolina State’s MEAC tournament trip.

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Norfolk State dominated South Carolina State in the 22-23 WBB MEAC Tourney in a 61-37 rout on Wednesday afternoon. The Spartans had the upper hand in this one, going into half with an eight-point lead and outscoring the Lady Bulldogs 39-23 in the final 20 minutes.

Kierra Wheeler scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the way for Norfolk State. As a team, the Spartans shot 39% from the field, 38% from behind the arc, and 75% from the free throw line. They secured the win despite only scoring 0.93 points per possession on 47% true shooting.


  • Norfolk State shot 38.6 percent (22-of-57) from the floor and 75.0 percent (12-of-16) from the free-throw line
  • Kierra Wheeler registered a double-double of 21 points and 10 rebounds, with two assists, two steals and one blocked shot
  • Crystal White tallied nine points, two boards and two assists
  • The Spartans finished with 32 points in the paint, 25 points off 24 South Carolina State turnovers, 19 bench points, 17 second-chance points and eight fast break points
  • South Carolina State went 15-of-47 shooting (31.9 percent) and 3-of-7 (42.9 percent) from the charity stripe
  • Nicole Gwynn led the way with 12 points, along with six boards, two steals and one assist
  • Lovely Sonnier recorded 10 points, eight rebounds, four steals, one assist and one blocked shot
  • The Bulldogs finished with 10 points in the paint, seven points off 15 Norfolk State turnovers, six bench points, six fast break points and four second-chance points

South Carolina State was led by Nicole Gwynn, who recorded 12 points and six boards. As a team, the Lady Bulldogs struggled to get things going offensively, scoring just 0.55 points per possession on 32% shooting from the field. Even the uncontested attempts were not falling, as the Lady Bulldogs went a paltry 3-of-7 from the free throw line.

Norfolk State rebounded nicely from its last game, a loss against Howard. Its next action is on March 10. The team will square off with TBA on a neutral court. On the other side, South Carolina State’s struggles continue. The team can’t seem to stop the losses from piling up. The team will have to wait until next year for redemption, as this was its final game of the season.

This content was produced using Artificial Intelligence technology before being approved and published by HBCU Gameday. Sam Quick is a moniker for our AI technology and is not an actual person.

MEAC Tourney: Norfolk State WBB dominant in route to semifinals
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