Alabama St. 81, Alabama A&M 68

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP)—Akeim Claborn scored 20 points and had nine rebounds to lead Alabama State to an 81-68 win over rival Alabama A&M Saturday night.

Richard Lott added 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Hornets (2-14, 1-4, Southwestern Athletic Conference) in their first league win.

Claborn was 8-of-12 shooting and seven of his rebounds came on offense. LaMarquis Blake and Cedric Mitchell added 13 points apiece for Alabama State.

Joe Martin had 18 points for the Bulldogs (5-6, 3-2), who also got 17 points from both Obie Trotter and Michael Ford. Ford had 12 rebounds and five assists.

Alabama State shot 59 percent in the first half to build a 42-31 halftime lead.

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Top Performers

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 Alabama A&M
E. Hilton E. Hilton
0-0,  0 Pts
 Alabama St.
C. Mitchell C. Mitchell
0-0,  0 Pts

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