Despite a valiant effort, Hornets come up short againtst Grambling



Rising up over the out stretched hands of a Grambling State University Tiger defender, Hornet junior forward Duane Posey attempts a layup after penetrating the paint.

Maya MCcord, Staff Reporter/ Writer

In the battle against Grambling State University at Dunn-Oliver Acadome on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023, the Alabama State University Hornets came up short in a 73-60 loss.
In the first half, basket from long range by junior froward Eric Coleman gave the Hornets a lead of 3-2 before the Tigers went on 10-point run, making it 12-5.
Later in the half, Grambling State led 25-16 after a jumper by the Tigers’ Jourdan Smith. The Hornets did not give up though, as they went on a 9-3 run, trailing the Tigers with a 33-27 at halftime.
Then, Alabama State went on another run, 7-0, to take the lead after a layup by junior forward Duane Posey with 16:30 to go in the second half.
This made the score 37-36.
Grambling State went on a big run of their own scoring 16 points to the Hornets four in a 6:30 minute span., building the lead to 59-43, with only 10 minutes left of the game.
With 5:40 left in the game, the Tigers fouled the Hornets and Hornet sophomore guard T.J. Madlock and sent him to the free throw line converting on both changing the socre at 61-54.
The Tigers sealed the deal with another double-digit run in the final minutes of play.
The Tigers offensive firepower was too much for the Hornets who failed to string together enough points in the 73-60 loss.
Madlock scored 18 points and brought down 10 rebounds, posting his second double-double for the season.
Junior guard Roland McCoy scored a season-high of 16 points. Posey added 14 points, making him the third Hornet in double-figure.
For Grambling, Virshon Cotton led in scoring with double figures of 22 points. Smith had 12 points. Shawndarius Cowart had 11 points and Cameron Christion had 10 points.