ASU slams Tougaloo, 83-56

Published 12:00 am Sunday, December 5, 1999

A wild second half helped the Alcorn Braves to a 83-56 victory over Tougaloo in Lorman Saturday night.

In a sloppily played first half, both teams struggled trying to find their rhythm. Like a heavy weight boxer feeling his opponen out, the Braves slugged their way to a 38-29 halftime lead.

Fayette native Marcus Fleming gave fans an indication that the second half would be different. With time running out, Fleming raced down the lane to receive an alley-oop inbounds pass. Fleming glided through the aim and met the ball at its peak. Next came a thundering dunk that had the crowd dancing in the aisle.

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Where the first half was slow and methodical, the second half resembled a track meet.

Fleming scored 13 of his game-high 17 points to pace Alcorn. Fleming also chipped in 10 rebounds in the effort.

Turnovers played a major role in the game as Tougaloo committed 23 turnovers to 20 by Alcorn.

The Braves were able to turn the Tougaloo turnovers into points. In the second half, Alcorn outscored Tougaloo 12-4 in fast break points.

The Braves would also score 22 points off of Tougaloo turnovers.

Chipping in for Alcorn were Terrance Cameron with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Jermaine Chambers added 12 points and Romario Smith 10.

Ultimately the game was won in the paint. Alcorn scored 27 points off of offensive rebounds. Tougaloo could only muster 15 pionts.Alcorn scored 50 points under the basket to Tougaloo’s 26.

With the win, Alcorn improves to 2-3 while Tougaloo drops to 4-4.