Seniors Tanecka Carey and Ance Celmina go out on high notes.
Faulkner scored a game-high 31 points.
Lady Eagles snap a two-game losing streak.
This is the season opener for both teams.
A first look at the Lady Eagle Basketball team.
Four Lady Eagles score in double figures.
Jamierra Faulkner and Tanecka Carey scored in double figures for USM.
Carey, Pierce and Faulkner lead the way for Southern Miss.
Will challenge for playing time ... Athletic ... Ability to play more than one position ... good shooter ... Hard worker
Played in 29 games and started three contests ... Averaged 1.5 points and 2.0 rebounds ... Played seven minutes against ECU (3/3) and came up with two rebounds ... Had two points, two rebounds and an assist against East Carolina (2/5) ... Came up with two steals against UTEP (1/26) ... Came off the bench to score a season-high eight points against UCF (1/15) ... Tossed in a season-high eight points on 4-for-4 shooting from the field ... Grabbed a team-high seven rebounds in 18 minutes against Jackson State (12/21) ... Scored four points and grabbed six rebounds against South Alabama (12/18) ... Had five rebounds and two points against Mississippi State (12/16) ... Matched her season high with six points while grabbing six rebounds against FAMU (11/29) ... Was credited with two blocks ... Tossed in six points and grabbed four rebounds against Stephen F. Austin (11/26) ... Had four points and three rebounds against Jacksonville State (11/25) ... Grabbed two rebounds against Kentucky (11/19) ... Earned her first start against UTM (11/16) .. Played 19 minutes and scored four points to go with two rebounds and four assists ... Did not score in her Southern Miss debut, but finished the game with four rebounds, two assists, two blocks and three steals ... Played only two minutes and grabbed one rebound in the exhibition game
A four-year letterwinner at Palatka High School where she played for Coach Kenny Isom ... Averaged 7.6 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game as a senior ... Named all-county for four straight seasons ... As a junior, averaged 8.0 points and 8.1 rebounds ... Finished second in the district in rebounds and third in blocked shots ... Named to the Kiwanis Invitational Basketball Tournament Matanzas High School all-tournament team ... Played AAU with the FGB Elite team that finished 28-5 in 2010 ... Also earned letters in volleyball and track
Daughter of Willie and April Miller ... A kinesiotherapy major.
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