G-Men drop two games

Alcorn started the first half with a 7-0 run and never looked back just edging out Grambling 64-56 in conference play. The Tigers 1-12, (0-4) were out rebound 28-18 Alcorn’s 5-11, (2-2) Octavius Brown (ten points) had game high rebound with nine.
Grambling called a timeout with 17:07 left in the first half after Alcorn jumps out to an early 7-0 run and are on the boards early.
“I called a timeout to get our guys focused”, said Head Coach Joseph Price.” We have to get focused, we have to come out ready to play and identify their shooters and make sure we are accountable for what we need to on the floor.”
After the timeout the Tigers cut the Braves led to four with 14:34 left in the first half this was Alcorn smallest lead of the game.
Alcorn and Grambling traded  baskets for the next few possession before the Tigers hit a 3-pointer to keep the game close at 18-13 with 7:15 left in the first half. The Braves finished the first half strong with a 14-6 run to go into the locker room leading 32-19.
“We talked about shot selection, taking care of the ball, and executing our plays”, said Price. “They did not do anything we didn’t expect. We just need to execute our defense and be accountably on defense.”
After the break Alcorn pushed their lead to 15 the biggest lead of the game and remained to out rebound the Tigers. Grambling then cut to ten, after the Braves committed a shooting foul, the Tigers trailed 44-34 with 8:17 remain in the game.
Later in the second half Grambling’s Tyron Bain (nine points) missed a three point play opportunity to cut their deficit down to eight but trailed 51-42 with 4:00 left in the game.
In basketball it comes down to getting stops said Price. “We were able to get stops we just need to execute on our end of the floor.”
The Tigers called their final timeout after an A’Torri Shine Grambling’s leading scorer with 16 points, 3-pointer, trailing 62-54 Tigers trail with 21.4 left in the game. Alcorn went on to win 64-56 over the Tigers in conference play.
“I was really impressed in the second half”, said Price. “If we would have played the first half like the second half it would have gave us a great opportunity to win.” In Saturday’s conference game Grambling State University fell short to rivalry Southern University 73-49. A.J Shine led the way for the Tigers with 13 points. Southern offense was on fire shooting 49.1 percent from the field.
Southern (7-9 3-0) offense took charge in the first half with a commanding 22 point lead with 6 minutes left in the first half. Grambling (1-11 0-3) respond with a 13-5 run to cut The Jaguar’s led to 14. Grambling trailed 38-24 at the break.
In the second half Southern pushed their led to 24 the biggest lead of the game and pulled away defeating the Tigers 73-49.
 A look head the Grambling State Tigers (1-12 0-4) will take on Texas Southern University (6 – 9) on Saturday at home.
Texas Southern won their last contest against Prairie View A&M 87-82. The Tigers leading scorers are Aaric Murray averaging 23.4 points per game and D’aris  Scarver averaging 18.5 points per game.
Grambling comes into the game on an 8 game losing streak losing their last game to Alcorn State University 64-56. Grambling leading scorers are A’Torri Shine averaging 16.9 points per game and Antwan Scott averaging 12.7 points per game.