Reserves carry Southern to 70-63 victory against Prairie View
PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP)—Steffon Wiley scored 17 points off the bench and Joe Holliday’s only 3-pointer put Southern ahead for good in a 70-63 victory against Prairie View A&M on Saturday night.
The Jaguars (2-9) had a 44-6 advantage in bench scoring, and their reserves outscored the starting five, which produced 26 points in the Southwestern Athletic Conference opener for both teams.
Besides Wiley and Holliday, who had seven points, fellow reserve Joseph Jack scored 13 points and had a game-high eight rebounds.
Aaron Smith made six of 12 from 3-point range and scored 22 points for Prairie View (2-10). Derek Johnson was the other Panther in double figures with 16.
Holliday’s 3-pointer broke a 48-48 tie with 8:16 remaining in the game, and Jack scored five points during a quick 7-0 run that put the Jaguars ahead 63-55 with 3:23 left. The Panthers got no closer than five after that.
Jazz Williams, with 13 points, was the only Southern starter in double figures.