Whitley scores 32 as Southern knocks off Grambling 81-73

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Brion Whitley put up 32 points as Southern beat Grambling 81-73 on Saturday night.

Whitley was 11 of 21 shooting, including 5 for 11 from distance, and went 5 for 5 from the line for the Jaguars (9-9, 5-0 Southwestern Athletic Conference). P.J. Byrd scored 18 points while shooting 5 for 6 (3 for 3 from 3-point range) and 5 of 6 from the free throw line, and added eight assists and three steals. Isaiah Rollins recorded eight points and was 3 of 5 shooting (2 for 3 from distance).

Cameron Christon led the Tigers (10-7, 3-2) in scoring, finishing with 25 points. Shawndarius Cowart recorded a triple double with 12 points, 14 rebounds, 10 assists and two steals for Grambling. Quintin Murrell also had 11 points.

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Both teams next play Saturday. Southern visits UAPB while Grambling visits Mississippi Valley State.

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