Southern Miss routs Spring Hill 94-41
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP)—Josimar Ayarza scored 18 points to lead four players in double figures as Southern Mississippi rolled to a 94-41 victory over Spring Hill on Saturday night.
D.J. Newbill added 15 points and had 11 rebounds, Gary Flowers scored 14 points and Maurice Bolden added 12 points for the Eagles (4-0).
Southern Miss has won 17 consecutive games against Spring Hill (1-3), an NAIA program that counted the game as an exhibition.
The Eagles took a 23-7 lead on Ayarza’s free throw with 12:17 left in the first half. R.L. Horton hit a 3-pointer for a 37-11 advantage with 5:09 remaining.
Eleven players scored for Southern Miss, which shot 44.4 percent from the 3-point line (12 of 27) and outrebounded the Badgers 57-28.
Brandon Blake led Spring Hill with 22 points and Kyle Watkins added 10.
The Badgers shot 29.6 percent from the field (16 of 54).