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GSU men sweeps weekend matchups

By Joshua Bell
On February 7, 2019

Devante Jackson goes for a layup between two Arkansas-Pine Bluff defenders. Raven LeDay/Courtesy photo

The Grambling State University men’s basketball team came out victorious after home wins against Arkansas Pine Bluff and Mississippi Valley State University over the weekend. 


GSU vs. UAPB

 

GSU came out shooting aggresively, sinking over 50 percent from behind the arc in the first half against Arkansas-Pine Bluff. 

 

GSU defeated UAPB 79-55, in Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) play Saturday evening at Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center.

 

Grambling State (11-11 overall, 5-4 SWAC) led the entirely of the game taking a 42-25 advantage going into the half after an strong first half by Prince Moss scoring eight first half points. 

 

GSU held Arkansas-Pine Bluff to just (33.3) percent shooting going 14-for-42 from the field on the night. 

 

The Tigers kept the momentum from the first half outscoring Arkansas-Pine Bluff 26 to 8 in the paint, while finishing 10-for-19 from behind the three point line. 

 

Grambling State used a 29-9 run the last five minutes of the game to secure the victory and their fourth conference win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

 

GSU was led by Prince Moss recording 18 points, and five steals. Anthony Gatson added 11 points, while Dallas Polk-Hillard chipped in eight points.

 


GSU vs. Mississippi Valley State

 

Axel Mpoyo led Grambling State  in scoring. 

 

Mpoyo recorded a double-double with a game-high 22 points and 11 rebounds as GSU outlasted the Mississippi Valley State University Delta Devils 98-65 on Monday night at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center. 

 

Grambling State led by as many as 25 points in the contest after tak ing an early 33-23 advantage going into the half.

 

After both teams exchanged baskets coming out of the half, GSU took a commanding 45-28 lead with 15:21 remaining in the second half after going on a 12-5 run the start of the second half capped off by an Ivy Smith three point basket.

 

Grambling State forced MSVS into an 23.1 shooting percentage going 11-for-44 from the field. 

 

The Tigers used a strong second half to close out the Delta Devils. 

 

Dallas Polk-Hillard added 20 points and three rebounds.

 

Ivy Smith chipped in 18 points and seven assists. 

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