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Nitesha Pierce
Nitesha  Pierce

RS Sophomore

Gulfport, Miss.

High School:
Harrison Central HS





Women's Basketball Team Steals A Victory Against UAB 72-70

Five Lady Eagles tally double-figure scoring.


Women's Basketball Holds Annual Awards Banquet

McNelis and staff handed out individual awards


Southern Miss Upends Memphis, 67-58, In Day 1 Of C-USA Women's Basketball Championship

Faulkner leads Golden Eagles with 28 points while Clemens scores 18 of her 19 points in the second half.


Women's Basketball Falls in Overtime to Memphis, 80-74

Faulkner and Carey net 25 and 20 points, respectively.


Women's Basketball Falls to East Carolina, 82-60

Southern Miss falls to 12-12 overall and 4-7 in league play


Women's Basketball Falls in Overtime to Memphis, 80-74

Faulkner and Carey net 25 and 20 points, respectively.


Lady Eagles Fall to Memphis, 85-44

Jamierra Faulkner and Tanecka Carey scored in double figures for USM.


Houston Clips Southern Miss, 56-49, in Women's Basketball Action

Faulkner records a double-double.


Women's Basketball vs SF Austin

Women's Basketball vs SF Austin


Strong Defensive Presence in Second Half Aids Lady Eagles in 75-58 Win

Carey, Pierce and Faulkner lead the way for Southern Miss.

Became an impact player ... Uses her body well to create shots ... Physical player ... Adds depth ... Very skilled ... Versatile athlete ... Can play multiple positions

2011-12 (Redshirt Freshman)
Played in 31 games and started 27 contests ... Averaged 7.8 points and 5.8 rebounds per game ... Tallied 10 games with double-figure scoring ... Also had two double-doubles ... Averaged 8.0 points and 6.5 rebounds per game in the C-USA Tournament ... Tossed in eight points and had eight rebounds against UTEP (3/8) ... Scored eight points and grabbed five rebounds against UCF in the opening game ... Named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team ... Scored seven points against ECU (3/3) ... Collected a team-high nine rebounds against UAB (2/26) to go with two points ... Pulled down a team-tying nine rebounds and had five points against Marshall (2/23) ... Recorded a team-high eight rebounds against Tulane (2/19) ... Came off the bench to score 10 points and grab five rebounds against UCF (2/16) ... Had eight points and four rebounds against SMU (2/12) ... Earned her first Freshman of the Week honor (2/7) ... Scored 11 points on 5-of-8 shooting to go with five rebounds and two steals against East Carolina (2/6) ... Just missed a double-double with 13 points and nine rebounds against Memphis (2/2) ... Was 5-of-6 shooting from the field ... Scored a team-high 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the field including a three-point basket as the shot clock expired against UAB (1/29) ... Had eight points on 4-of-5 shooting from the field to go with four rebounds versus UTEP (1/26) ... Scored six points and grabbed four rebounds against Rice (1/22) ... Tossed in six points and grabbed five rebounds against Memphis (1/19) ... Collected a game-high nine rebounds and scored five points against UCF (1/15) ... Scored six points and had two rebounds against Marshall (1/11) ... Had seven points and three rebounds against Houston (1/8) ... Made all of her free throw attempts (3-3) ... Scored a season-high 22 points to go with 10 rebounds against Tulsa (1/5) on 10-of-15 shooting ... Pulled down five rebounds and scored two points to go with two steals against Idaho (12/30) ... Tallied 12 points and five rebounds against Montana (12/29) ... Tossed in 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds off the bench against Jackson State (12/21) ... Scored six points off the bench against South Alabama (12/18) ... Had four points and five rebounds against ULM (12/10) ... Scored two points and had five four rebounds against UALR (12/3) ... Had five points and four rebounds against FAMU (11/29) ... Scored 13 points on 6-of-9 shooting and grabbed six rebounds against Stephen F. Austin (11/26) ... Registered her first double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds against Jacksonville State (11/25) ... Dished out three assists and came up with three steals ... Scored four points to go with five rebounds against Kentucky (11/19) ... Came off the bench to notch her first double-figure scoring game with 11 points while grabbing eight rebounds against UTM (11/16) ... Earned her first start after missing all of last season recovering from a torn ACL ... Grabbed seven rebounds against William Carey (11/14) ... Scored six points and pulled down eight rebounds in the exhibition game.

Freshman (2010-11)
Sat out the last season recovering from a torn ACL she suffered in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star game ...

A four-year letterwinner at Harrison Central for Coach Nancy Ladner ... Averaged 15.6 points and 8.4 rebounds per game as a senior ... A 2009 Clarion Ledger Dandy Dozen Team member ... Tabbed the Sun Herald All-Coast Player of the Year ... Named to All-Sun Herald team ... Selected to the Class 5A Division 8 MHSAA All-Star Team ... Played in the Mississippi North-South Junior All-Star game ... Named her team's best offensive play for two years ... Also earned letters in volleyball and track and field ... Averaged 18.0 points, 8.6 rebounds and 4.1 assists as a junior ...

Daughter of Patricia Pierce-Fairley and Winston Fairley ... Twin sister is also a member of the Lady Eagle team ... A business administration major.


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