Southern U. 67, Dillard 48

Mike Celestin and Russell Hill scored 14 points apiece to lead

Southern University to a 67-48 win over Dillard of the NAIA on

Friday night.

Quinton Doggett added 13 points and a team-leading six rebounds

for the Jaguars in their season-opening win. Celestin added four

3-pointers for Southern.

Dillard led 8-4 less than three minutes into the contest, but a

pair of Celestin 3s helped spark a 12-1 run from that juncture and

Southern never trailed again. The Jaguars led by eight points at

the break and outscored the Blue Devils 36-25 in the second half to

seal it.

The Jaguars won the battle of the boards just 32-31, but forced

16 turnovers and committed just five of their own in the game.

Lance Theard scored 11 points and Lawrence Etah added 10 for the

Blue Devils.