Alabama State tops Alabama A&M 69-57
NORMAL, Ala. (AP)—Brandon Brooks scored 29 points to lead Alabama State to a 69-57 victory over Alabama A&M on Saturday night.
Brooks shot 10-for-12 from the floor, and dished out seven assists. Roland Fitch chipped in with 16 points.
After trailing 53-52 late in the second half, Brooks’ jumper gave the Hornets (8-7, 5-0 Southwestern Athletic Conference) a one-point lead with 3:19 remaining. Alabama State would then close then game with a 17-4 run for the final margin.
Alabama A&M (3-10, 1-4) was paced by Cornelius Hester, who scored 13 points. Jonathan Inman chipped in with 11 points and nine rebounds.
The Hornets shot 55.3 percent from the field (26-for-47), while the Bulldogs only shot 28.3 percent (17-for-60).