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McNeese State 61, Mississippi Valley State 44

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) -- Jarvis Bradley scored 19 points and three other McNeese State players joined him in double figures as the Cowboys posted a convincing 61-44 win over Mississippi Valley State on Saturday.

The Delta Devils (1-6) held a 23-21 first half lead but McNeese State outscored them 40-21 in the second half.

It was a game of two, 10-minute periods in the first half. The Cowboys went on a 14-0 run to take a 15-1 lead midway but MVSU came back with a 22-6 run to take the lead at intermission. In the second half, McNeese went on a 19-2 run after the score had been tied 27-27 to seal the win.

John Ford scored 12 points for McNeese (3-5), while John Pichon had 11 and Aldryan Wardell added 10. Pichon also grabbed nine rebounds and blocked three shots.

Carl Lucas led the way for MVSU with seven points.