Southern Utah stymies UMKC in 2nd half, wins 57-47 

Ray Jones Jr. scored 18 points and Southern Utah held UMKC to 14 second-half points in a 57-47 victory Thursday night.

Jackson Stevenett added a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Thunderbirds (11-10, 6-5 Summit League), who won for the fourth time in five games. Ramell Taylor and Damon Heuir scored 11 apiece.

Reggie Chamberlain's 17 points paced the Kangaroos (9-14, 3-8), who were swept in the season series. Chamberlain sank four 3-pointers. Kirk Korver added 12 points.

The Thunderbirds trailed 33-20 at intermission but completely shut down the Kangaroos in the second half, holding them to 26 percent shooting and outscoring them 37-14.

Southern Utah opened the second half with a 13-1 spurt to pull within 34-33 with 13:06 left. Jones scored his team's next nine points for a 42-40 lead with 7:50 to play, and they extended it from there.

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