MVSU 91, Alcorn St. 83
Falando Jones scored 25 points and Orlando Smith had 18 points
and 16 rebounds as Mississippi Valley State built a big early lead
and held on to defeat Alcorn State 91-83 Saturday.
The Delta Devils (10-15, 9-3 Southwestern Athletic Conference)
scored the game’s first 12 points – seven by D’Angelo Jackson, who
finished with 16 – and led by as many as 19 points before taking a
48-33 halftime edge.
The Braves (3-19, 3-9) got back into it in the second half,
making 68 percent of their shots (17 of 25) to get as close as
three points, 86-83, with 28 seconds left.
Will Pugh responded by making 1 of 2 free throws for the Delta
Devils, then stealing the ball, drawing a foul and making two more
for an 89-83 lead with 19 seconds left. Jones added two final free
Jamar Ragland scored 18 points to lead Alcorn State. Marquiz
Baker added 15 and Kendrick McDonald 14.