South Alabama 81, Spring Hill 53

Martino Brock and Augustine Rubit each scored 16 points and

South Alabama breezed past Spring Hill 81-53 on Friday night.

Rubit had 15 rebounds and Rico Sanders added 12 points as the

Jaguars extended the series lead over their NAIA crosstown opponent

to 16-3. It was the season opener for the Jaguars and an exhibition

game for Spring Hill (1-1).

The Jaguars led 37-26 at halftime and went on a 19-1 run in the

second half to extend the lead to 63-33 on a jumper by Tim Williams

with 9:57 to play.

South Alabama forced Spring Hill into 25 turnovers and held the

Badgers to 34.4 percent shooting (21-for-61) for the game.

The Badgers were led by Steve Edwards with 17 points and Kyle

Watkins added 10.