Parks leads South Dakota State past Cleveland State 77-66

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) Deondre Parks led a balanced attack with 18 points and South Dakota State won the Mayan Division of the Cancun Challenge with a 77-66 win over Cleveland State on Wednesday.

George Marshall added 14 points, Reed Tellinghuisen 13 and Mike Daum 12 for the Jackrabbits (6-0), who are off their best start in five years. Keaton Moffitt grabbed 10 rebounds.

Cleveland State trailed 40-31 at halftime but quickly cut the deficit to three as a run spanning the break reached 11-0. The Jackrabbits recovered and built it back up to 16 points midway through the second half as Marshall scored five straight points.

Kenny Carpenter led Cleveland State (2-3) with 17 points and seven rebounds.

South Dakota State made 23 of 46 shots and 24 of 32 free throws while the Vikings shot 39 percent (23 of 59) and were 13 of 19 from the foul line.

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