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Stingy second-half defense lifts Lions to 70-50 win in Corn's 400th

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The MissouriSouthern defense held Lindenwood scoreless for 10:19 in the second half and theLions gave head coach Robert Corn his 400th win tonight in a 70-50 win at theLeggett & Platt Athletic Center. 

Southern(12-2, 6-1 MIAA) was led in scoring by MarquisAddison with 21 points on 8-14 shooting and 3-5 from long range. CameronCornelius had 17 points, nine of which from the free-throw line, and JordanTalbert scored 10 and added nine rebounds and four blocks. SlimMagee had seven points and seven rebounds, while LaneBarlow added seven, as well. 

Lindenwood(8-10, 3-5 MIAA) had two score in double-figures, led by 11 points from MichaelBoos. 

The Lionsopened the game on a 9-4 run, but Lindenwood fought back and led 14-9 after a9-0 run was capped off by a layup from Brandon Marquardt with 12:10 left in thegame. Lindenwood's lead was 12 (25-13), but the Lions closed the half on a 15-1run to go into the locker room up 28-26. 

Southernopened the half on a 20-4 run, extending the streak to 35-5 and holdingLindenwood scoreless for 10:19 in the second half. The lead reached 22 twice,once on a layup from GregRenfroe to make the score 62-40 with 4:24 left and the other time on ajumper from StephenAtkinson with 1:14 left. 

The Lionsoutscored Lindenwood 42-24 in the second half and held LU to just 35 percentshooting in the game. After shooting just 65 percent from the free-throw linein the first half, Southern amped it up and shot 89 percent in the second half.Southern shot 44 percent from the field in the game and outscored Lindenwood36-18 in the paint.

Southernforced 19 Lindenwood turnovers and scored 18 points off of the miscues. TheLions had a 39-32 advantage on the boards and had a 13-6 advantage insecond-chance points. 

The Lionswill be back in action this Saturday, when Southern plays host to Lincoln at 3pm inside the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center. 

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