ITTA BENA, Miss. -- Reginald Gee scored from in the paint twice in overtime and Alabama State escaped Mississippi Valley State with an 89-85 victory in a Southwestern Conference battle Saturday.
Gee put the Hornets in front with a layup and Jacoby Ross extended the lead to five with a 3-pointer. Terrance LeFlore answered a layup from Dante Scott to keep the lead at five. After Jordan Evans hit from deep, Gee tipped in a missed layup by Ross with :35 left to set the final score.
LeFlore tied the game at 80-80 with :27 left in regulation with a 3-point play to force overtime.
Gee and LeFlore each scored 17 points and Ross added another 16 to lead Alabama State (4-18, 4-6), which hit 32 of 64 shots from the field, including 11 of 26 from distance.
Evans finished with 22 points and Scott and Lorenzo Hunt each added another 14 points for the Delta Devils (1-22, 1-9).
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