Alabama A&M beats Grambling State 66-64

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HUNSTVILLE, Ala. (AP)—Cornelius Hester scored 16 points to lead Alabama A&M to a 66-64 victory over Grambling State on Saturday night.

Desmond Jackson added 15 points and five steals for the Bulldogs (3-6, 1-0 Southwest Athletic Conference). Kudus Ogbara chipped in with five points and nine rebounds.

Grambling State (2-10, 0-1 SWAC) was paced by Andrew Prestley, who scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds.

With 26 seconds remaining, Jackson made a 3-pointer to give the Bulldogs a 64-63 lead. Jarred Riley’s jumper was blocked by Ogbara, and Trant Simpson made a free throw to extend Alabama A&M’s lead to two points with six-seconds left.

Donald Qualls then turned the ball over on the ensuing possession, and Simpson made a free throw, giving Grambling State one final chance. But Qualls was fouled, and made 1 of 2 of his free throws with one-second remaining.

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 Grambling St.
Andrew Prestley Andrew Prestley
7-11,  15 Pts
7 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Alabama A&M
Cornelius Hester Cornelius Hester
6-17,  16 Pts
3 Rebs, 2 Assists

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