Southern U. 64, Texas Southern 55

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HOUSTON (AP)—Deforrest Riley-Smith scored 15 points to help lead Southern to a 64-55 victory over Texas Southern on Thursday night.

Joseph Jack, Geri Guillory and Steffon Wiley each scored 10 points for Southern (9-20, 8-9 Southwestern Athletic).

Chris Moore had 19 points and 16 rebounds to lead Texas Southern (13-15, 9-8). Sollie Norwood added 13 points and Stpaul Latham scored 12. Only two other players scored for Texas Southern.

Texas Southern jumped out to a 7-0 lead but Southern then went on a 9-2 run to tie the game at 9-9 on a jumper by Riley-Smith with 14:15 left in the first half. Guillory’s layup with 12:56 left gave Southern the lead for good.

Southern shot 39 percent from the field while Texas Southern shot 33 percent.

Southern led 34-20 at the half.

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D. Rileysmith D. Rileysmith
6-14,  15 Pts
8 Rebs, 7 Assists
 Texas Southern
C. Moore C. Moore
5-15,  19 Pts
16 Rebs, 2 Assists

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