Alabama St. 80, Alabama A&amp,M 76

Menji Mundadi scored 27 points, including 15 in the second half,

and Alabama State beat Alabama A&M 80-76 on Saturday night.

The Hornets (10-13, 7-5 Southwest Athletic Conference) trailed

48-35 at halftime, and held the Bulldogs to 34.6 percent shooting

in the second half (9 of 26).

Alabama A&M (8-12, 5-7), which led by as many as 17 early in

the second half, took a 63-52 advantage on Casey Cantey’s jumper

with 9:43 remaining.

Alabama State then outscored the Bulldogs 20-9 to lead 73-72 on

Christopher Duncan’s layup with 2:03 to go. It was the Hornets

first lead since 17:12 left in the first half.

Jabari Deshields’ 3 put the Bulldogs back on top, 75-73 with

1:40 to go, but the Hornets scored five straight to pull away.

Byron Walker added 19 points for Alabama State.

Cantey finished with 18 points and Cornelius Hester added 17 for

Alabama A&M.