Kendley's fastbreak windmill dunk extended the Bears' lead to 36-27 with 15:52 to go.
Kyson Rawls hit an open 3-pointer from the wing in transition to give Morgan State a 48-34 advantage and he added a 3 from the corner at the end of the shot clock to make it 59-41 with three-plus minutes left.
Rawls made three 3-pointers and scored 11 points for the Bears (8-12, 4-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), who ended a three-game skid.
Johquin Wiley scored 11 points for Delaware State (2-20, 0-7) in the 97th series meeting. The Hornets were just 16-for-53 shooting (30.2 percent), including 3-for-15 from 3-point range.
North Carolina Central 63, UMES 60: Reggie Gardner Jr. scored 19 points, including four 3-pointers, and Raasean Davis added 16 points on 7-for-10 shooting to help the visiting Eagles slip past the Hawks.
Freshman Jordan Perkins had nine points, six rebounds and nine assists for N.C. Central (11-9, 5-1 MEAC). The Eagles have won 12 in a row against UMES (5-17, 1-5).
Gardner hit a 3 and Larry McKnight Jr. made two free throws to give the Eagles a 59-55 lead with two minutes to play. Logan McIntosh connected with Miryne Thomas for an alley-oop dunk that pulled the Hawks within two points but Pablo Rivas answered with a layup that made it 61-57 with 49 seconds remaining. Perkins and Gardner each made one of two free throws from there to seal it.
McIntosh led UMES with a career-high 26 points on 8-for-12 shooting. Thomas added 14 points and 11 rebounds and Cameron Bacote scored 11 points.
The Hawks, who made just 20 of 68 field-goal attempts, have lost five in a row. N.C. Central shot 60 percent (12-for-12) in the second half and finished with 20 assists on 22 field goals.
UMES 84, North Carolina Central 73: Bairesha Gill-Miles had 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead the host UMES women's basketball team (5-14, 2-5 MEAC) to an 84-73 victory over North Carolina Central (5-14, 3-3) on Monday night.
Keyera Eaton added 14 points and eight rebounds and Ciani Byrom and Ra'JeanMartin each added nine points for UMES.
Delaware State 62, Morgan State 54: Lanayjha Ashe scored 17 points to help the visiting Hornets (3-17, 2-5 MEAC) beat the Bears (10-10, 3-4).
Tykyrah Williams had 16 points and 10 rebounds for Morgan State, which lost its fourth straight game.
Daly Sullivan scored 19 points off the bench and Ashlee White added 14 for Mount St. Mary's, which was outrebounded 43-24.