MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Joshua Freelove scored 21 points, and Alabama State took control with a 9-2 run to open the second half and went on to beat Auburn Montgomery 73-50 on Saturday.
Luther Page had 16 points and nine rebounds for Alabama State (4-7) in the battle of the Montgomery teams.
Alabama State shot 11 of 33 from the field and 1 of 16 from 3-point range in the first half -- the Spartans led only 28-27 at the break -- then made 18 of 24 from the field and 4 of 9 on 3-pointers in the second half.
From 42-35 at 12:43 of the second half, Alabama State eventually pushed the advantage to 67-43 at 3:42.
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