HATTIESBURG – (AP) Darnell Dodson scored a career-high 24 points off the bench and Southern Mississippi romped past Belhaven 93-48 Tuesday night for the Golden Eagles’ seventh straight win.
Dodson shot 10 of 13 from the field for Southern Miss (11-2), which posted its highest point total of the season while outrebounding the NAIA Blazers 51-28. With the Golden Eagles ahead 5-0, Belhaven scored the next six points to take its only lead at the 16:39 mark.
Southern Miss then held the Blazers, who counted the game as an exhibition, to only two points for nearly 11 minutes while building a 36-8 advantage.
The Golden Eagles led 49-19 at halftime.
Jonathan Mills scored 17 points for Southern Miss, which outshot Belhaven 55.7 percent (34 of 61) to 29.5 percent (18 of 61). Torye Pelham added 13 points and Maurice Bolden and Angelo Johnson 12 apiece.
Daryl Arnold paced the Blazers with 14 points.