Northwestern St. 95, Missouri Valley 78

Shamir Davis scored 17 points and five other Northwestern State

players scored in double figures to overcome a double-digit,

first-half deficit to beat Missouri Valley 95-78 on Saturday.

Jalan West finished with 14 points and nine assists for the

Demons (5-3), who have won two straight games. DeQuan Hicks and

James Hulbin each had 12 points. Brison White and Gary Stewart had

11 points apiece.

Northwestern State trailed 40-30 when Missouri Valley’s Jim

Thomas made a layup with 6:43 left in the first half. But the

Demons claimed a three-point lead before halftime after West’s

layup and Hublin’s 3-pointer.

Northwestern State continued its surge after intermission,

scoring the first seven points of the second half. O.J. Evans’

layup with 8:22 left in the game gave the Demons an 85-64 advantage

– their largest of the game.

Kevin Stander scored 22 points for Missouri Valley (5-9), an

NAIA school.