PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas -- Dennis Jones scored a career-high 23 points with three steals, Zachary Hamilton and Shaquille Preston scored 15 points apiece, and Prairie View beat Alabama State 80-74 on Saturday to sweep the season series.
Gary Blackston scored 14 points with eight rebounds and five assists and JD Wallace added 10 points with seven boards for the Panthers (12-17, 9-6 Southwestern Athletic Conference), who entered the game tied for third with Texas Southern.
The Hornets twice closed to within a point, but the Panthers found answers and led 62-52 after Hamilton's 3 capped an 8-0 run. Alabama State scored seven straight to close to 66-63, but Prairie View scored seven straight and led 73-63 on Hamilton's 3 with 1:58 to go and the Hornets got no closer than six from there.
Prairie View led 38-32 at halftime after four lead changes and four ties after shooting just 36.1 percent from the floor.
Lewis scores 21, Alabama beats Appalachian St. 81-73
Kira Lewis scored 21 points in the second game of his career to lead Alabama to an 81-73 victory over Appalachian State on Sunday night.
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Alabama secures 81-73 victory vs. Appalachian State
Crimson Tide head coach Avery Johnson describes the maturity his players showed when facing adversity in the second half against the Mountaineers.