- Associated Press - Saturday, January 14, 2017

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) - Keonta Vernon scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds as Grand Canyon beat Rio Grande 79-66 on Saturday night.

Vernon was 8 of 12 from the floor for the Antelopes (11-7, 2-1 Western Athletic Conference). DeWayne Russell added 18 points and seven assists, Joshua Braun had 16 points and five rebounds and Gerard Martin had 14 points and five boards.

Martin drained a 3-pointer midway through the second half, sparking a 10-0 run that gave the Antelopes a 57-49 lead with 9:11 to play. Two more Martin 3s stretched it to 77-63 with 3:24 remaining and Rio Grande never threatened after that.

Vernon followed a dunk with a jumper early in the first half to help Grand Canyon to a 16-6 start. They led all the way to the break, hanging on to a 33-32 edge.

Antonio Green led the Vaqueros (9-12, 1-3) with 23 points.

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