GRAMBLING, La. – D'Angelo Jackson scored 22 of his 28 points in the second half and Mississippi Valley State cruised to a 94-74 victory over Grambling State Monday night.
Paul Crosby and Falando Jones each added 17 points for Mississippi Valley (8-14, 7-2 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Grambling kept it close for the first 10 minutes, but fell behind for good on Kevin Burwell's free throw with 9:25 left. The Delta Devils dominated the rest of the half, outscoring the Tigers 28-11 until halftime, and led 44-26 at the break.
Each team committed 19 turnovers, but the Delta Devils did a better job of capitalizing on Grambling's mistakes. They scored 27 points off Tiger turnovers while Grambling scored only 10 off Mississippi Valley's.
Justin Patton led all scorers with 31 points and also had 11 rebounds for Grambling (3-18, 1-8), which lost its sixth in a row. Donald Qualls added 18 points.