MVSU tops Alcorn State 89-71

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ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP)—Eric Petty scored 18 points to lead Mississippi Valley State to an 89-71 victory over Alcorn State on Saturday night.

Petty shot 7-for-10 from the field and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Delta Devils (4-21, 4-8 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Julius Cheeks added 17 points and Dwayne Harmason chipped in with 13 points and seven assists.

Mississippi Valley State held a 42-33 lead at halftime, and used a 7-0 run in the second half to push their lead to 11 points (51-40) with 16:30 left in the contest. Alcorn State managed to cut the lead down to 51-49 on a jumper by Jarvis Williams with 12:43 remaining, but the Delta Devils went on a 13-2 run to take a 64-51 lead with 9:09 left. Mississippi Valley State would go on to claim a lead at 21.

Anthony Ford led the Braves (5-20, 3-9) with 16 points and seven rebounds. Jonathan Boyd added 13 points.

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