Hoops for Hope Classic - Malone vs Southern Methodist Recap - Southern Methodist Wins 81-47

The battle between Southern Methodist and Malone didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Malone was handed an 81-47 defeat on Monday at Moody Coliseum.

Jalen Jones had 20 points for Southern Methodist and Ryan Manuel chipped in with 13 points. Nick Russell had 8 assists for them, while Nick Russell was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 6 boards.

Malone got 18 points from Isiah Elliott in a losing cause and another 8 points from David Goodwater. Cory Veldhuizen contributed 3 assists for them, while David Goodwater had 7 rebounds.

Southern Methodist hit the break leading 45-27 before taking care of business in the second half.

The rebound battle favored Southern Methodist as they grabbed 38 boards, while Malone only had 34.