Sunday, December 1, 2013

Washington's game-winner spirals MVSU Delta Devils to victory

WEST LONG BRANCH, New Jersey  --  It was deja vu Saturday for Mississippi Valley State.

Friday night, the Delta Devils watched as they tied the game up before Monmouth sprinted down the court to win the game on a last-second layup.

And on Saturday, Valley found itself in the same predicament.

Only this time, the Delta Devils came away with a game-winning layup thanks to freshman guard Jordan Washington and an Anthony McDonald steal to seal a 90-89 win for a Valley team that has started to find its rhythm.

Five MVSU players scored in double-figures, led by McDonald who had 21 including 18 in the first half. He made 5-of-6 three-point attempts and converted all four free throw attempts. James Currington added a career-high 17 points and five rebounds while Cameron Dobbs chipped in 15 off the bench, including a trio of three-pointers.

Daniel Hurtt scored 13 points in the second half off the bench for the Delta Devils, who shot 46.6 from the field. Hurtt scored nine points in the final eight minutes that kept MVSU alive.

The game included 19 lead changes.

McDonald was named to the All-Tournament Team.

The Delta Devils will be back in action next Saturday, Dec. 7 when they host Tougaloo College at 4 p.m. at the Leflore County Civic Center.


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