Tigers fall to Norfolk State

Three Grambling State University men’s basketball players scored in double figures as the Tigers closed out play on Monday in the Boost Mobile Chris Paul HBCU Challenge with a 70-63 loss to Norfolk State at the Footprint Center.

Grambling State (2-5) tied the game four times in an effort to come out victorious, but it wasn’t enough as the Spartans held the Tigers to just one field goal during the final three minutes.

AJ Taylor registered a double-double of 16 points and 14 rebounds to lead Grambling State. Danya Kingsby added another 12 points, three rebounds and one assist, while Tra’Michael Moton finished with 12 points, five rebounds and four assists.

Grambling State shot 32.3 percent (20-of-62) from the floor and 75 percent (18-of-24) from the free-throw line.

AJ Taylor registered 16 points, 14 rebounds and one blocked shot while Danya Kingsby added 12 points, three boards, two steals and one assist. Tra’Michael Moton recorded 12 points, five rebounds four assists and a pair of steals.

The Tigers finished with 26 points in the paint, 13 points off 15 Norfolk State turnovers, 10 fastbreak points, 10 second-chance points and six bench points