Moton’s late game bucket lifts Grambling 68-66 over Bethune-Cookman

From Grambling State Athletic Communications

Tra’Michael Moton drained a jumper with one second remaining as the Grambling State University men’s basketball team edged Bethune-Cookman, 68-66, on Saturday afternoon in a Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) game at the Moore Gymnasium.  

Grambling State (4-11 overall, 2-1 SWAC) led by as many as 11 points with 2:20 remaining, but Bethune-Cookman rallied and tied the game at 66 after a pair of free throws by Joe French with 23 seconds left. 

That set the stage for Moton, who hit the game-winner jumper with 1 second left as the Tigers picked up their second conference win. 

Moton paced Grambling State with 24 points, on 10-of-15 from the floor, with six rebounds, four assists and a pair of steals. Cameron Christon chipped in 10 points, along with three boards, one steal and one assist. 

– Grambling State opened the game on a 10-3 run, capped by a Zahad Mumford 3-pointer with 16:25 remaining in the first half 
– Bethune-Cookman (3-11, 1-1) responded with an 8-0 run, capped by a Kevin Davis trey, as the Wildcats grabbed an 11-10 advantage with 14:52 left 
– The Tigers broke free from a close game by taking a 25-14 lead after a Mumford bucket with just over seven minutes remaining 
– The Wildcats closed the gap to 27-24 after a layup by Davis with 3:03 left 
– A pair of free throws by Shawndarius Cowart gave the Tigers a 34-26 lead heading into the break 
– A Joe French 3-pointer cut the GSU advantage to 35-34 just a minute into the second half 
– BCU took a slim 38-37 lead, but Grambling State grabbed a 41-39 advantage after a fastbreak layup by Tra’Michael Moton  
– Back came Bethune-Cookman as the Wildcats trailed 48-47 after a dunk by Dylan Robertson 12:05 remaining 
– A Cameron Christon jumper with 8:32 left gave the Tigers a 54-47 lead 
– Grambling State took its largest lead of the night, 65-54, after a Moton 3-pointer with 2:31 remaining 
– The Wildcats closed the final 2 minutes on an 12-1 run, capped by a two free throws by French, which set the stage for Moton’s game winner 

– Grambling State shot 41.4 percent (24-for-58) from the floor and 75 percent (15-for-20) from the free-throw line 
– Tra’Michael Moton paced GSU with 24 points, six boards, four assists and two steals
– Cameron Christon added 10 points, three rebounds, two steals and one assist 
– Zahad Munford recorded nine points, two rebounds and one assist 
– The Tigers recorded 30 points in the paint, 19 fastbreak points, 15 bench points, 12 points off 12 BCU turnovers and 10 second-chance points 
– Bethune-Cookman shot 36.9 percent (24-of-65) from the field and 84.6 percent (11-of-13) from the charity stripe 
– Joe French led for the Wildcats with 31 points, on 9-of-15 shooting, with a pair of assists 
– Dylan Robertson poured in a double-double of 16 points and 11 boards, along with four blocked shots and one steal 
– Kevin Davis also recorded a double-double with 15 rebounds and 11 points, with two assists and one steal 
– The Wildcats tallied 26 points in the paint, 17 second-chance points, 14 fastbreak points, 12 points off 10 Grambling State turnovers and two bench points 

Grambling State continues its Florida road swing as the Tigers visit Florida A&M on Monday. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. (CT) from the Al Lawson Center. 

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