Southern defeats Grambling State 68-57

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP)—Chris Davis scored 15 points to lead Southern to a 68-57 win over Grambling State on Saturday night.

Davis also grabbed six rebounds and dished out seven assists for the Jaguars (5-17, 5-5 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Douglass Scott added 14 points, and Barry Honore’ chipped in with 12.

The Jaguars finished the first half with a 10-0 run, and Steffon Wiley’s layup at the buzzer gave Southern a 38-29 halftime lead.

The Tigers (6-15, 4-6) got within three points when Jordan Lemons’ layup cut the score to 40-37 with 14:30 remaining. But the Jaguars responded with a 9-2 run to push their lead to 10 with 12 minutes left. Grambling State didn’t get any closer than eight points the rest of the game, and eventually trailed by as much as 17.

Lemons and Donald Qualls paced the Tigers wth 12 points apiece.

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