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Stephen F. Austin downs Southern Miss 67-64 behind Canete

Southern Mississippi guard Cortez Edwards, left, shoots layup over Stephen F. Austin forward Samuli Nieminen (24) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Diamond Head Classic, Friday, in Honolulu. Stephen F. Austin won 67-64.
Southern Mississippi guard Cortez Edwards, left, shoots layup over Stephen F. Austin forward Samuli Nieminen (24) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Diamond Head Classic, Friday, in Honolulu. Stephen F. Austin won 67-64. Associated Press

Ivan Canete finished with 18 points and Kevin Harris added 13 points and 10 rebounds to lead Stephen F. Austin to a 67-64 win over Southern Mississippi in the Diamond Head Classic on Friday night.

Cortez Edwards missed a 3 to tie it and Canete grabbed the rebound with five seconds left to secure the win.

Leon Gilmore III made a pair of free throws to tie it at 46, and his dunk with 10:34 left gave Stephen F. Austin (5-6) the lead. Michael Ramey made a pair of free throws for Southern Mississippi (3-8) with 5:43 left to tie it at 57.

The Golden Eagles led 30-22 at halftime before the Lumberjacks outscored them 24-16 in the first nine minutes of the second half.

Southern Mississippi raced to a 12-1 lead to start the game. Chase Winchester’s 3 with 10:17 remaining before halftime was the Lumberjacks’ first field goal of the game. Cortez Edwards and Quinton Campbell led Southern Mississippi with 11 points apiece.

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