Alcorn St. 69, Prairie View 67

Jonathan Boyd scored 21 points as Alcorn State ended a difficult

season on a positive note by defeating Prairie View A&M 69-67

on Saturday night.

The Braves (2-29, 2-16 Southwestern Athletic Conference), who

lost their first 24 games this season, made 66.7 percent of their

shots (16-for-24) in the second half to 18.8 percent (3-for-16) by

the Panthers (16-13, 11-7), who led 42-25 after the first half.

Prairie View A&M won the teams’ first meeting this season

82-60.

Boyd, a senior guard, ended his Alcorn State career by making 7

of 13 shots, including 3-for-7 from 3-point range. Ian Francis and

Brandon Rogers added 12 points apiece for the Braves.

Tim Meadows scored 13 points to lead Prairie View A&M.