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
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.