Jan. 3, 2014
The Last Meeting
December 31, 2012
- The Southern Miss women's basketball team opens 2014 hosting cross-town foe William Carey at 4 p.m. on Saturday in their final non-conference game. It will be Dollar Day at Reed Green Coliseum for $1 bleacher seating and $1 hot dogs.
The Lady Eagle contest can be heard on WHXB-FM 96.5 or at www.SouthernMiss.com with Josh West, voice of the Lady Eagles, providing the play-by-play action and legendary coach Kay James as color analyst.
Southern Miss Preview
The Lady Eagles (10-2) are coming off an 84-66 win over Nicholls State on Dec. 29. Four Lady Eagles scored in double figures led by Tamara Jones with a team-best 19 points, Kierra Jordan came off the bench to score 18 points. Jamierra Faulkner and Jerontay Clemons added 17 and 10 points, respectively. Jordan and Markia Nix had a team-best six rebounds apiece. Southern Miss finished the game shooting 54.1 percent from the field.
Jones currently leads the team in scoring and rebounding, averaging 18.5 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. Faulkner is next at 13.6 points. Faulkner is dishing out 8.6 assists per game to go with 2.7 steals.
The Lady Eagles are averaging 78.9 points and 40.2 rebounds per game while shooting 47.1 percent from the field and 67.4 percent from the line.
Scouting William Carey
William Carey (2-5) comes into the game following a 60-47 loss at Xavier. Jessica Hayes scored a team-best nine points as Haleigh chipped in eight.
William Carey returns eight letterwinners including three starters from last season's team that finished 9-17.
Vechatita Bonner leads the team in scoring and rebounding with 10.4 points and 6.0 rebounds. As a team, Carey is averaging 55.0 points and 37.1 rebounds per game while shooting 34.9 percent from the field and 60.9 percent from the line.
Coach Tracy English is in his 24th season at William Carey.
Series Record: Southern Miss vs. William Carey
This is the 11th meeting overall between the two schools dating back to the 1977-78 season. Southern Miss leads the overall series 9-1.
Following the William Carey game, Southern Miss opens Conference USA play at Louisiana Tech on Jan. 8 at 6:30 p.m.