Tabb leads Alabama A&M over Alabama State 64-57

The Associated Press

NORMAL, Ala. (AP) -- Demarquelle Tabb scored 17 points Saturday night to lead Alabama A&M to a 64-57 victory over Alabama State in Southwestern Athletic Conference action.

Tabb, whose points included 9 of 13 at the free-throw line, helped give the Bulldogs (7-9, 3-2) a 33-30 lead at the half. Alabama A&M outscored the Hornets (4-14, 3-2) in the second half with help from Jeremy Crutcher and Brandon Ellis.

Crutcher scored 16 points, including two 3-pointers. Ellis augmented his 14 points with 8 rebounds, 3 steals and a blocked shot.

Phillip Crawford led the way for Alabama State with 16 points. He was 8 for 13 from the floor while also grabbing 5 boards.

Jamel Waters was the only other Hornet in double figures. Half of his 12 points came on his 6-for-6 shooting at the line. But the Bulldogs went 20 of 29 at the stripe to Alabama State's 9 of 11.

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