LORMAN, Miss. — The Grambling Tigers had their three-game Southwestern Athletic Conference win streak snapped with an 87-69 loss to Alcorn State University at the Davey L. Whitney Complex.
Grambling (9-8, 3-1 SWAC) went back and forth early on and trailed by just one point with 6:19 left in the first half after senior point guard Ivy Smith, Jr. scored a layup. However, the Tigers were unable to stop the barrage of 3-pointers as Alcorn hit a total of 13 in the game. The Tigers trailed by eight points at the break but had defensive lapses throughout the second half, giving up nearly 50-second half points to the Braves.
As a team, the Tigers shot extremely well from the field, hitting over 50 percent of their shots for the game; however, Grambling struggled from the free-throw line, hitting less than 50 percent of their attempts.
Cameron Christian led Grambling with 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the field. He also grabbed nine boards in the loss while fellow Tiger Devante Jackson finished with 14 points and five rebounds. Smith, Jr. chipped in with 11 points, three assists, and two steals.
Trevell Cunningham came off the bench for the Tigers and added 10 points, four rebounds and four assists in the loss.
As a team, Grambling produced 16 assists while Alcorn generated 25.
The Braves were led by Maurice Howard who finished with a game-high 24 points while teammate Deshaw Andrews added 18 points in the victory.
Courtesy: GSU Athletics