New Hope's Stevenson scores in double digits in Southern Miss win


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HATTIESBURG -- Dominic Magee had a team-high 14 points Sunday to lead five players in double figures in the Southern Mississippi men's basketball team's 106-46 victory against Rust College at Reed Green Gymnasium. 


Tyree Griffin had 13 points, former New Hope High School standout Tyler Stevenson had 12, and LaDavius Draine and Ladarius Marshall had 10 for the Golden Eagles (6-2). 


"I was really happy about only turning it over three times in the first half," Southern Miss coach Doc Sadler said. "We shot the ball very well, just like we had done a few times this season. The three games from North Florida to William Carey, I don't think we could have played any worse. Everybody goes through slumps, and hopefully ours was just through the start of this season. 


"It's always good to win. If you look at the scores in college basketball nowadays, you'll see results you didn't think could happen. That's college basketball." 


Southern Miss was 8-for-17 from 3-point range in the first half to build a 54-18 halftime lead. The Golden Eagles were 22-for-38 from the field (65.7 percent) for their fourth-best performance in school history. 


Stevenson was 6-for-6 from the field with seven rebounds in 15 minutes. 


Southern Miss will take a break from action for final exams. It will return to action Tuesday, Dec. 11, against Millsaps.



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