GALLERY-GCU Hoops v Grambling

Photo Credits and Story-Michael Rincon 

The Grand Canyon University men’s basketball team took an 87-53 victory over the visiting Grambling Tigers in front of 6,829 at GCU Arena on Saturday.

 The Tigers (3-6) scored the first field goal of the game. The Lopes (6-2) quickly countered with a three-pointer from Josh Braun and never looked back. Grand Canyon steadily increased its lead to 20 points before the halftime break taking a 39-21 lead into the locker room.

 Grand Canyon continued where it left off, stretching its lead to 38 at one point during the second half and eventually winning by a 34-point margin.

 Keonta Vernon led all Lopes in scoring with 19 points with eight field goals and three for four from the charity stripe.

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 Josh Braun had 13 points including three shots from beyond the three-point line.

 Also in double figures for Grand Canyon were Matt Jackson and Shaq Carr with 12 and 11 points respectively.

 Grambling’s Jason Perry-Murray led the Tigers with 13 points.

 Grand Canyon’s next home game is Monday, Dec. 11 when the Lopes face North Carolina Central.  Game time is 7:00 p.m.