Southern Miss. 76, Spring Hill 41

Maurice Bolden led five players in double figures with 15 points

and Southern Mississippi defeated Spring Hill 76-41 on

Saturday.

Bolden added eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and two

blocks in the Golden Eagles’ season opener.

Southern Miss opened the game with a 12-2 lead before leading

the Badgers 32-18 with 4:48 left in the first half. The Golden

Eagles then outscored Spring Hill 15-1 the rest of the period to

take a 47-19 lead at halftime.

Rashard McGill and Jonathan Mills added 13 points apiece, Angelo

Johnson chipped in 11 and Torye Pelham had 10 for the Golden

Eagles, who defeated Spring Hill for the 17th straight time.

Spring Hill committed 23 turnovers, and shot just 35.9 percent

from the field (14 of 39).

The NAIA Badgers were led by Ricky Spears with 13 points.