Hayles leads Alabama State to 71-55 victory over MVSU

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP)—Andrew Hayles scored a game-high 19 points to boost Alabama State to a 71-55 victory over Mississippi Valley State University on Saturday.

The Hornets (6-7, 2-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference) led 33-24 at the half, after shooting 65 percent from the floor.

Mississippi Valley State (2-11, 0-2) shot 40 percent from the floor in the first half and 63.6 percent from the free throw line.

The Delta Devils came back strong after the break and took a one point lead with 13:21 to play, but Alabama State rallied to put the game out of reach.

Brandon Gordon scored 14 points and Chief Kickingstallionsims followed with 13 points to round out the double-digit scoring for the Hornets.

Larry Cox led MVSU with 15 points and Stanford Speech followed with 13.

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 Top Performers
 Miss. Valley St.
L. Cox L. Cox
5-13,  15 Pts
10 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Alabama St.
A. Hayles A. Hayles
6-12,  19 Pts
6 Rebs, 1 Assists

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