First half surge propels Grambling over Alabama A&M

Smith, Jr. nears triple-double in 10-point victory

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GRAMBLING, La. — The Tigers came out the gate and wasted no time exerting their dominance in the first Southwestern Athletic Conference game of the year with a 70-60 victory over Alabama A&M at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center.

Ivy Smith, Jr. led the way for Grambling with a near triple-double, scoring 14 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dishing out eight assists in the victory (all game highs). Fellow Tiger DeVante Jackson finished with 13 points on 6-of-14 shooting from the field and also grabbed six boards and had one block.

The Tigers (7-7, 1-0 SWAC) led the entire game after Jackson scored the opening bucket. Grambling held a 12-point lead at the break and cruised on to for the double-digit win, putting them tied atop of the SWAC standings after one game.

Prince Moss and Cameron Christian both scored 9 points apiece off the bench to help seal the deal in the second half as Grambling’s bench scored a total of 30 points.

The Bulldogs were led by EJ Williams who finished with a double-double, scoring 14 points and grabbing 10 rebounds while teammate Garrett Hicks chipped in with 13 points and three boards.

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Written by GramFam Editor

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