Alabama A&M defeats Southern U. 70-63

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP)—Cornelius Hester scored 15 points to lead Alabama A&M to a 70-63 win over Southern University on Saturday night.

Bo Amusa added 11 for the Bulldogs (5-9, 2-4 Southwestern Athletic Conference).

The Jaguars (3-16, 1-6) trailed by as many as 18 points in the second half, but cut the lead to 65-63 after two free throws from Doug Scott with 1:57 remaining in the game. But Alabama A&M outscored Southern 5-0 the rest of the way, as the Jaguars ended the game with two missed free throws, two missed field goals and a turnover.

Scott finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead Southern, which has lost four straight. Julius Ingram chipped in with 12 points.

The Bulldogs outrebounded Southern 45-36 while shooting 45 percent from the field (27-for-60).

The Jaguars shot 38.2 percent (21-for-55).

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14 Rebs, 0 Assists
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