Sunday, February 7, 2016

Southern’s Adrian Rodgers, Trelun Banks shoot down Grambling 79-66

GRAMBLING, Louisiana — Southern started its winning streak four weeks ago with a hard-fought 66-61 victory against Grambling.

Any notion that the streak might end or that the rematch would be as close as the first meeting was shot down by Jaguars guards Adrian Rodgers and Trelun Banks on Saturday.

Rodgers made four 3-pointers in seven attempts, eight field goals in 14 attempts and 10 free throws in 12 attempts as he scored a game-high and career-high 30 points. Banks was 5-of-7 on 3-pointers, missed his only 2-pointer, and made 3-of-4 free throws in scoring 18 points as Southern won its eighth straight game by beating the Tigers 79-66 in the Fredrick C. Hobdy Athletic Center.

The Jaguars (16-7, 8-2 Southwestern Athletic Conference) will go for nine in a row when they visit Jackson State on Monday. Jackson State lost to Alcorn State 72-64 Saturday to fall out of a second-place tie with Southern and into a third-place tie with the Braves.

Grambling (6-16, 3-7) lost for the seventh time in eight games, a stretch that began with the first meeting between theseC teams.


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