JACKSON, Miss. – Raeford Worsham recorded his second double-double of the season, scoring 15 points and pulling down 11 rebounds to lead the Jackson State to a 72-33 win over Grambling State Saturday night at the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center.
The win snapped a two game losing streak for JSU, as the Tigers completely dominated an overmatched GSU team.
The win was the largest margin of victory for the Tigers this season (39 points).
The Tigers held Grambling to 16 first half points and 17 in the second stanza.
The G-Men shot 29.5 percent from the field for the game, 28.6 percent from three-point range and 50 percent from the free throw line.
JSU connected on 48.3 percent of its shot attempts and made 31.6 percent of its threes.
The Tigers shot well from the free throw line Saturday night, connecting on 72.7 percent of their attempts.
Worsham, who led all scorers, had efficient night going 7-12 from the field. He also had a game high six assists.
Kaven Bernard scored most of his nine of 14 points in the second half. He also had six rebounds in 22 minutes of action. Dontaveon Robinson scored his 11 points on 5-of-9 shooting from the floor.
Mark Gray and A’Torri Shine each scored 12 points for Grambling State.
JSU opened the game with a 9-2 run and increased its lead to 15 points by the five minute mark in the first half. The Tigers took a lead 36-16 into halftime.
In the first half JSU dominated the paint, scoring 24 points. The Tigers bench also made major contributions by outscoring GSU 13-3.
JSU continued to expand its lead, opening the second half with a 6-0 run. By the 14:47 mark the lead ballooned to 49-18.
Nine of the 11 JSU players who got in the game scored at least two points en route to the victory. The Tigers out-rebounded GSU 39-27.
Free throw shooting has been a struggle for JSU since starting league play, but the Tigers knocked down eight of its 11 shots from the charity stripe.
The Tigers also recorded double-digit assists for the first time this season, finishing with 17, while forcing 18 GSU turnovers.