King Inches Closer to 1,000 Point Mark in Home Loss
HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The Southern Miss women’s basketball team suffered a 74-55 home loss at the hands of Old Dominion on Saturday afternoon.
The Lady Eagles’ started the game on top, leading 21-20 in the second quarter, but were overcome by a 17-0 Monarch run that came during the last five minutes of the first half. Old Dominion’s hot shooting, 61.4 percent from the floor and 69.2 percent from behind the arc, was the best Southern Miss has run into all season.
“Hats off to Old Dominion,” said Head Coach Joye Lee-McNelis. “They came in here on our home floor, played as if it was their home floor, they shot the cover off the basketball and they played with a tremendous amount of poise. We didn’t shoot the ball well, but we also didn’t go get it, offensive rebounds.”
Jayla King led the team in scoring, yet again, with 18 points. The Pensacola, Fla. native has topped the 15 point mark 13 times this season and has done so in four of the past five contests. Her performance tonight brings her Southern Miss career point total to 926 points. The redshirt senior needs to average 12.3 points in each of the next six contests to join the 1,000 point club.
The Lady Eagles next three contests all come on the road, at North Texas on Feb. 15, at LA Tech on Feb. 17 and at FAU on Feb. 23, before returning home for the last three games of the season.
Fans can watch the games on CUSA.TV or listen to Josh West on the broadcast via The Score 1400 AM or the Southern Miss Game Day App starting 30 minutes before tipoff.