Southern U. 68, Louisiana-Monroe 39

Derick Beltran scored 26 points as Southern University trampled

Louisiana-Monroe for a 68-39, nonconference victory Thursday


Beltran scored 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting in the first half,

helping the Jaguars (4-5) take a 32-21 lead into intermission.

Southern held the Warhawks (1-5) to just 26.9 percent (7 of 26)

shooting in the frame, collecting eight steals, including three by


The second half wasn’t much better for Louisiana-Monroe, when

the Warhawks shot just 22.7 percent (5 of 22).

Malcolm Miller had 16 points and seven rebounds off the bench

for Southern.

Louisiana-Monroe’s Jayon James recorded his second straight

double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

Warhawks’ coach Keith Richard was charged with a double

technical with 9 minutes remaining and Southern hit all four free

throws to take a 51-34 lead. The foul shots sparked a 21-5 Jaguar


Louisiana-Monroe was held scoreless over the final 8