MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Leon Daniels had a season-high 20 points as Alabama State snapped its eight-game losing streak, getting past Mississippi Valley State 81-75 on Saturday night.
Brandon Battle, whose eight points per game entering the matchup was second on the Hornets, scored nine but shot only 2 of 10 from the field.
Alabama State scored 54 points in the first half, a season best for the team.
Torico Simmons scored a career-high 26 points and had six rebounds for the Delta Devils (0-14, 0-2), who have lost 16 games in a row, dating to last season, the longest such streak in the nation. Caleb Hunter added 20 points. Jordan Lyons had 10 points and 12 rebounds.
Michael Green, whose 18 points per game coming into the matchup led the Delta Devils, was held to only nine points on 4-of-16 shooting.
Tipoff was delayed approximately three hours due to weather and travel concerns.
Alabama State plays Arkansas-Pine Bluff at home on Monday. Mississippi Valley State matches up against Alabama A&M on the road on Monday.
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