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Southern Miss vs McNeese State

Southern Miss. 65, McNeese St. 56


LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - LaShay Page scored 29 points as Southern Mississippi won its ninth straight game Saturday, pulling away from McNeese State late in the first half for a 65-56 victory.

The Golden Eagles (13-2) never trailed, although the score was tied three times early. Leading 20-19 with 4:11 left until halftime, Southern Miss went on a 12-3 run.

The Golden Eagles then held on despite shooting only 20 percent from the field in the second half (5 of 25), including 0 of 7 3-pointers. Southern Miss scored more second-half points from the free-throw line, hitting 23 of 27.

A layup by Rudy Turner got the Cowboys (4-8) within four, at 52-48 with 3:58 remaining, but they could get no closer. The Golden Eagles made 9 of 10 free throws in the last 2 minutes.

Turner led McNeese State with 22 points and 18 rebounds, both season highs, and had 11 offensive boards.

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Southern Miss Golden Eagles
T. Pelham, F302-34-58048
L. Page, G388-127-740129
A. Johnson, G312-70-04304
M. Bolden, G261-84-45126
R. McGill, G80-10-01020
N. Watson322-67-1054312
D. Dodson141-84-42026
C. Jenkins110-10-01020
J. Mills100-30-04020
Totals 16-4926-303881865
McNeese State Cowboys
P. Richard, F385-164-653414
D. Richard, F252-30-04114
R. Turner, C3510-122-4180322
D. Cannon, G362-130-04136
J. Mitchell, G342-111-23057
C. McFerrin150-03-54043
K. Hardy100-60-02110
A. Fields40-00-00000
D. Guidry30-00-00010
Totals 21-6110-174262256
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