SAINT CHARLES, Mo. -- — Jelani Simmons had 24 points in Southern Indiana's 81-65 victory against Lindenwood on Thursday.
Simmons shot 10 for 14, including 4 for 6 from beyond the arc for the Screaming Eagles (11-9, 4-3 Ohio Valley Conference). Trevor Lakes added 21 points while shooting 7 for 12, including 7 for 11 from beyond the arc, and he also had five rebounds. Isaiah Swope was 6 of 12 shooting (4 for 7 from distance) to finish with 16 points.
The Lions (7-13, 2-5) were led in scoring by Brandon Trimble, who finished with 17 points and five assists. Keenon Cole added 15 points for Lindenwood. Cam Burrell also had 14 points, seven rebounds, three steals and six blocks.
Both teams next play Saturday. Southern Indiana visits SIU-Edwardsville while Lindenwood hosts Morehead State.