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Trelun Banks scores 16, Adrian Rodgers adds 15 and 8 boards; Southern tops Jackson St 60-52


JACKSON, Mississippi — Trelun Banks scored 16 points, and Adrian Rodgers added 15 and eight rebounds to lead Southern past Jackson State 60-52 in a Southwest Conference game on Monday night.

Jackson State's Pierre Crawford tied the game at 34 on a layup with 11 minutes remaining, but Rodgers scored five-straight during a 10-2 run that gave Southern (6-12, 3-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference) a 44-36 advantage with 7:31 left.

Javeres Brent made a 3 to pull Jackson State (4-13, 2-2) within four, 47-43, with four minutes remaining. Banks then converted a three-point play and the Tigers went 1 of 5 from the field over the next three-plus minutes as Southern extended its lead 58-47 with 28 seconds to play.

Raeford Worsham had 15 points and eight rebounds for Jackson State, which shot 34. 6 percent from the field and made just 11 of 20 free throws. Southern was 20 of 30 from the stripe.

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