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Southern Miss 65, Mercer 44

12/19/2003

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) -- Deondra Carter scored 21 points as
Southern Miss defeated Mercer 65-44 on Friday night.

Michelle Poindexter added 16 points and a game-high 11 rebounds
for the Golden Eagles (9-0).

Mercer (1-5) was led by Jessica Miller, who had 17 points, and
Nyisha Taylor, who had 16.

Southern Miss and Mercer both shot just under 35 percent from
the field. But Southern Miss dominated the boards, outrebounding
Mercer 51-35.

Southern Miss had 11 steals and scored 24 points off turnovers.

The Golden Eagles led 29-19 at the half. Mercer never led in the
game.