SWAC: Alabama State Beats Virginia Tech

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Courtesy SWAC.org
Courtesy: SWAC.org

Alabama State downs Virginia Tech

Courtesy SWAC.org
Sat, November 14, 2015
Alabama State 85, Virginia Tech 82
Box Score

BLACKSBURG, Va. –
 Behind a 21-point effort from Jamel Waters, the Alabama State Hornets defeated the Virginia Tech Hokies 85-82 in their season-opener Saturday night at Cassell Coliseum.
After falling behind by as many as 11, the Hornets mounted a 19-8 run that spanned the conclusion and beginning of the first and second half, respectively, to knot things up.
Virginia Tech held a slim lead during the meat of the second half, but Alabama State seized control of the game with a 12-1 run that started with 7:50 left in the game. At the conclusion of the offensive burst, the Hornets held a 74-66 advantage and staved off the Hokies’ attempts at a comeback.
Waters, Torloft Thomas and Glenn Hollaway combined to score the Hornets’ final 15 points, which was enough to seal the win.
In addition to his scoring, Waters chipped in seven assists and six rebounds. Also for the Hornets, Bobby Brown added 14 points and five boards. Thomas scored 13, and Corvon Butler put in 10 points and five rebounds off the bench. Steve Rogers scored nine.

The Hokies were led by Zach LeDay, who had 26 points and 15 rebounds. Seth Allen added 13, and Chris Clarke scored 10 for Virginia Tech.

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