Dillard vs Southern

Southern U. 67, Dillard 48

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Mike Celestin and Russell Hill scored 14 points apiece to lead Southern University to a 67-48 win over Dillard of the NAIA on Friday night.

Quinton Doggett added 13 points and a team-leading six rebounds for the Jaguars in their season-opening win. Celestin added four 3-pointers for Southern.

Dillard led 8-4 less than three minutes into the contest, but a pair of Celestin 3s helped spark a 12-1 run from that juncture and Southern never trailed again. The Jaguars led by eight points at the break and outscored the Blue Devils 36-25 in the second half to seal it.

The Jaguars won the battle of the boards just 32-31, but forced 16 turnovers and committed just five of their own in the game.

Lance Theard scored 11 points and Lawrence Etah added 10 for the Blue Devils.

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Dillard (0-1)232548
Southern (1-0) «313667

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Dillard Blue Devils
R. Johns, F313-83-86149
Z. Harmon, F261-30-06243
L. Theard, G343-93-671211
J. Kilson, G300-02-34342
L. Etah, G243-74-550210
J. Silas283-72-30138
T. Church262-71-11035
B. Caulton10-00-01000
Totals 15-4115-263182248
 36.6%57.7% 
Southern Jaguars
Q. Doggett, F285-123-461213
M. Celestin, G315-90-042314
J. Grace, G311-53-54625
F. Coleman, G262-31-45355
D. Beltran, G231-15-82327
R. Hill217-130-010314
C. Monroe123-50-01246
M. Bol90-03-43033
T. Marshall90-20-01000
P. Coleman80-10-01000
N. Webb20-00-01000
Totals 24-5115-2532172467
 47.1%60% 

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