Cameron Christian scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Grambling State to a 71-61 win over Louisiana Christian College Wednesday afternoon at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center.
Christian recorded a double-double with 10 of those boards coming on the defensive glass, along with five assists and a pair of steals.
Grambling State (1-4) led most of the game. However, with 5:15 remaining in the game, Louisiana Christian College (4-3) took a 56-54 lead before the Tigers closed on a 17-5 run.
Grambling State shot 47.2 percent (25-of-53) from the floor and 66.7 percent (14-of-21) from the free-throw line while Louisiana Christian (4-3) went 25-of-63 shooting (39.7 percent) from the field and 4-of-6 (66.7 percent) from the charity stripe.
AJ Taylor added 14 points, seven rebounds and one assist while Grambling State recorded 20 points off the bench in the win.
Kae’ron Baker paced the Wildcats with 19 points, on 7-of-17 shooting, including 4-of-12 from the long range, with seven rebounds, six assists, and two steals
Grambling State will head to Phoenix, Ariz. to compete in the Boost Mobile HBCU Challenge hosted by Chris Paul. The Tigers will tip off against Morgan State on Sunday at 9:30 p.m. (central) at the Footprint Center.