Hattiesburg, MS - Freshman Charles Steele, Jr. had 19 points and 5 rebounds Monday evening to lead the Tigers to a 79-61 win against William Carey's junior varsity squad. Marion took a 49-28 lead into halftime.
Sammie Battle finished with 17 points, shooting 72% from the floor while teammate Monta Sanford scored 13 points. Sanford also dished out four assists and grabbed four rebounds for Marion, now 12-12 on the season.
Orlando Davis scored nine points. Greg Henry and Raymond Hobbs each finished with eight points. Henry also grabbed a team high eight rebounds. Quinttravious Guinn (3) and Jamar Pope (2) also scored for MMI in the victory. DeAndric Thomas dished out 10 assists.
Marion will travel to Birmingham, Alabama on Thursday for a ACCC North Division match-up. Lawson defeated the Tigers in their first game 68-61. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.