MVSU beats Southern 57-45

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ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP)—Shannon Behling recorded a double-double, scoring 14 points and grabbing 12 rebounds, to lead Mississippi Valley State over Southern University 57-45 on Monday night.

Kevin Burwell added 13 points for the Delta Devils (4-14, 3-2 Southwestern Athletic Conference), who have won back to back games for the first time this season.

Both teams combined to shoot lower than 35 percent from the floor, 15 percent from 3-point range and 70 percent from the free throw line.

Julius Cheeks hit a pair of jumpers in the game’s first minute, sparking a 19-2 run to open the game by MVSU. The Delta Devils led the entire way, and held the Jaguars to just 15 points in the first half.

Blake Sanford was the lone player in double figures for the Jaguars (3-15, 1-5), scoring 10 points. Southern has dropped three in a row.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Southern
Blake Sanford Blake Sanford
4-9,  11 Pts
6 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Miss. Valley St.
Shannon Behling Shannon Behling
6-14,  14 Pts
12 Rebs, 3 Assists

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