Grambling St. 63, Northwestern St. 62

Donald Qualls scored 25 points, including sinking a pair of free

throws with 11 seconds left, to lead Grambling State in a 63-62 win

over Northwestern State on Wednesday night.

With the score knotted at 59-all with 2 minutes left, Dominic

Knight hit one of two free throws to put Northwestern State ahead

with 1:41 left to play.

Neither team scored for more than a minute, until Kevin Loyd’s

layup put the Tigers (2-5) ahead 61-60 with 28 seconds

remaining.

Damon Jones couldn’t convert on a layup and then a jumper to put

the Demons (4-5) back ahead, and Knight’s late foul put Qualls on

the line to seal the win for the Tigers. Jones dropped in a layup

with 3 seconds left to pull the Demons within the final margin.

Loyd finished with 12 points for the Tigers, who snapped a

four-game losing skid.

Will Pratt paced the Demons with 15 points.