- Associated Press - Friday, November 18, 2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Marcus Graves had 19 points and five assists to help lead Sacramento State to its first win of the season, a dominating 82-60 victory over NAIA’s Antelope Valley on Thursday night.

Sacramento State led 36-33 at the half, but Jonathan Parker made a layup and Aragad Abramian nailed a 3-pointer to give Antelope Valley a 38-36 lead to start the second period. Nick Hornsby and Trevis Jackson answered with back-to-back layups for a 40-38 lead and the Hornets never trailed again.

Justin Strings had 12 points and 14 rebounds and Eric Stuteville and Grant Dressler added 13 points apiece for Sacramento State (1-2). The Hornets were 31 of 61 (50.8 from the floor while limiting Antelope Valley to 39 percent shooting.

The Hornets dominated underneath, winning the rebound battle 47-27 and scoring 42 points in the paint while holding Antelope Valley to 16.

Franky Tean led the Pioneers with 15 points.


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