Saturday, November 12, 2016

Virginia State Basketball wins season opener over Cal (Pa.) 78-53

ETTRICK, Virginia - The Virginia State Men's Basketball team and defending CIAA Champions opened their season with a bang, out-scoring the University of California (PA) 40-24 in the first half on the way to winning 78-53.

The Trojans' season opener marked the first of two games of the Trojan Tip-Off Classic that were held this weekend at Virginia State University in Ettrick, with the second game on Saturday against Mansfield finishing after an early press deadline.

Brice Rowe and Richard Granberry led the way for VSU with 11 points apiece. Teammate Walter Williams (10) joined them in the double-digits. Trey Brown led the team defensively with eight rebounds, followed by Rowe with six and Elijah Moore with five.

Kevin Williams and Cyonte Melvin each made two steals.

Moore led the way with three blocks.


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