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South scores 17, Islanders beat New Orleans 76-61

January 20, 2019

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Kareem South scored 17 points with three 3-pointers, Tre Gray added 15 with three 3s, and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi pulled away in the second half to beat New Orleans 76-61 on Saturday night, ending the Privateers’ four-game win streak.

Irshaad Hunte scored 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting and blocked two shots and Jashawn Talton added 12 for the Islanders (8-10, 3-2 Southland Conference), who shot 54 percent and forced 21 turnovers.

South’s jumper capped a 15-5 run and the Islanders led 46-33 early in the second half, then by 21 after Gray’s back-to-back 3s with 8:41 left.

Damion Rosser’s layup capped the Privateers’ opening 12-5 run, but the Islanders scored 14 unanswered points for a 19-12 lead on Hunte’s dunk and led 31-28 at halftime on Kyle Brown’s free throw.

Ezekiel Charles scored 13 points and grabbed six rebounds and Damion Rosser added 12 points for New Orleans (9-8, 4-2), which shot 41 percent and made 1-of-10 3-pointers.

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