Grambling State holds off Northwestern State 63-62

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NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP)—Donald Qualls scored 25 points, including sinking a pair of free throws with 11 seconds left, to lead Grambling State in a 63-62 win over Northwestern State on Wednesday night.

With the score knotted at 59-all with 2 minutes left, Dominic Knight hit one of two free throws to put Northwestern State ahead with 1:41 left to play.

Neither team scored for more than a minute, until Kevin Loyd’s layup put the Tigers (2-5) ahead 61-60 with 28 seconds remaining.

Damon Jones couldn’t convert on a layup and then a jumper to put the Demons (4-5) back ahead, and Knight’s late foul put Qualls on the line to seal the win for the Tigers. Jones dropped in a layup with 3 seconds left to pull the Demons within the final margin.

Loyd finished with 12 points for the Tigers, who snapped a four-game losing skid.

Will Pratt paced the Demons with 15 points.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Grambling St.
Donald Qualls Donald Qualls
9-19,  25 Pts
4 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Northwestern St.
Will Pratt Will Pratt
5-8,  15 Pts
4 Rebs, 0 Assists

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