GSU Athletic weekend wrap-up

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Tigers 69, Florida A&M 55

The Grambling State University men’s basketball sailed to an easy 69-55 victory over Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) opponent Florida A&M on Saturday afternoon at the Al Lawson Multipurpose Center.

Carte’Are Gordon dominated the contest with a game-high 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting to go along with five rebounds and a three steals. Jourdan Smith was also a catalyst in the win, registering a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds. 

Shwandarius Cowart contributed 13 points, three steals, two rebounds and two assists in the winning effort. 

Grambling State (19-8 overall, 12-3 SWAC), who never trailed in the game, used an 8-0 run to open the game. FAMU (7-20, 5-11) didn’t score its first points until it was awarded three free throws with 13:51 to go in the half. 

After the Rattlers trimmed GSU’s lead to two, 14-12, with 6:43 remaining, the Tigers began to roll. GSU closed the half on on 17-5 run to carry a commanding 31-17 lead Into the locker room. 

FAMU was no match for Grambling State in the second half, as the Tigers ballooned its lead to 32 points, 60-28, with 7:49 remaining in the game.

As a team, Grambling State shot 44.8 percent from the floor (26-of-58), including knocking down 46.2 percent of its three-pointers. The Tigers held the Rattlers to 34.1 percent shooting, limiting FAMU to just 14 made baskets in 41 attempts. Florida A&M was more efficient from the charity stripe, going 24-of-31. GSU converted 11-of-20 attempts from the line.

Noah Meren and Jordan Chatman both led FaMU with 11 points each. 


Lady Tigers 61, Florida A&M 46

The Grambling State University women’s basketball team cruised to a 61-46 victory over Florida A&M at the Al Lawson Multipurpose Center on Saturday afternoon.

GSU (8-18 overall, 7-8 SWAC) had three players score in the double figures. Leah Morrow led with 15 points, eight rebounds, four assists and two steals. Miracle Saxon added 12 points, eight rebounds , one assist and one steal and Amanda Blake registered 12 points, six rebounds, one assist and two steals.

Grambling State was dominant in the paint outscoring the Rattlers 34-20 in the inside. The Tigers used solid ball movement and converted second chance opportunities to build their lead over FAMU (5-22, 3-13).


Tigers 3, Alabama A&M 2

The Grambling State University baseball team bounced back on the second day of the Andre Dawson Classic, defeating Alabama A&M 3-2 on Saturday afternoon. 

Terry Burrell III paced GSU (2-4) at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a pair of singles. 

Connor Rudy got the start on the mound for the Tigers, racking up five strikeouts in 6.0 innings pitched. He surrendered two runs on six hits. Kendrick Bershell (1-0) got the win, working 3.0 innings, allowing two hits and keeping the Bulldogs off the board. 

In the second inning, Cameron Bufford squared up a pitch and sent it to centerfield for a leadoff triple. Jose Vargas brought in to score on a sacrifice fly, making the score 1-0. Later in the frame, Tiger Borom scored on a wild pitch, extending the early advantage to 2-0. 

Alabama A&M (4-3) responded in the bottom of the inning with a leadoff solo home run by Jared Tribett. The Bulldogs tied the game in the in the fifth inning on an RBI single by Chevalier Dorris Jr. 

In the top of the eighth inning Julian Murphy drew a leadoff walk. Later in the inning, Kyle Walker gave GSU the lead for good 3-2 when he scored Murphy on a grounder to shortstop. 

AAMU’s Roman Sorrell was tagged with the loss, allowing one run on one hit and a walk in 0.1 innings tossed.