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Southern Miss can’t rally past Old Dominion

Southern Mississippi guard Cortez Edwards, left, shoots layup over Stephen F. Austin forward Samuli Nieminen (24) during the Diamond Head Classic, Dec. 23, 2016, in Honolulu. Edwards led USM’s offense in Thursday’s loss at Old Dominion.
Southern Mississippi guard Cortez Edwards, left, shoots layup over Stephen F. Austin forward Samuli Nieminen (24) during the Diamond Head Classic, Dec. 23, 2016, in Honolulu. Edwards led USM’s offense in Thursday’s loss at Old Dominion. AP

Southern Miss couldn’t muster a decisive rally Thursday night.

Despite trading leads with Old Dominion, the Golden Eagles fell behind in the second half and never regained its advantage in the 54-50 loss.

The defeat snapped a two-game winning streak for USM (5-11).

Cortez Edwards led USM with 13 points. He also pulled in six rebounds, second on the team to Quinton Campbell’s eight.

B.J. Stith led the Monarchs (11-6) with 14 points. Ahmad Caver and Zoran Talley both scored 12.

Southern Miss continues its road trip Saturday with a 6 p.m. start at Charlotte.

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