Women's Basketball Begins Two-Game Road Swing at Marshall
Feb. 27, 2013
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The Southern Miss women's basketball team will play the first of two road contests when the Lady Eagles travel to Marshall on Thursday at 7 p.m. central time, looking to snap a six-game losing streak.
Women's Basketball Pulls out 48-46 Win over Marshall in Conference Opener
The Southern Miss women's basketball team had to dig its way out of a double digit second half deficit in defeating Marshall 48-46 in its Conference USA opener Thursday night.
The Lady Eagle contest can be heard on WHXB-FM 96.5 or at SouthernMiss.com with Josh West, voice of the Lady Eagles, providing the play-by-play action.
Southern Miss Preview
Southern Miss enters the contest with a 12-14 overall record and 4-9 in league play following a 55-50 loss to UAB. Tanecka Carey led the team with 11 points while Jamierra Faulkner added a double-double with 10 points and 11 assists. Jerontay Clemons chipped in 10 points and a team-best nine rebounds.
Faulkner continues to lead the team in scoring with 18.2 points per game average while Carey is next at 14.9. Jerontay Clemons leads the team in rebounding with 6.8 rebounds per game while contributing 9.6 points.
As a team, the Lady Eagles are averaging 62.5 points on 38.5 percent shooting from the field. The Black and Gold is averaging 39.5 rebounds and shooting 62.7 percent from the charity stripe.
Marshall brings a 9-17 overall record and 3-10 in league play into tonight's game following a 61-51 overtime loss at Rice last Sunday. Suporia Dickens scored a game-high 21 points on 7-of-15 shooting including 5-of-9 from behind the arc. She also had a team-best nine rebounds.
Shay Weaver leads a balanced attack for the Thundering Herd with 9.3 points followed by Dickens and Chukwuka Ezeigbo with eight points each. Ezeigbo also leads the team in rebounding with 6.9 rebounds per game.
Marshall is averaging 55.3 points and 37.0 rebounds per game while shooting a 37.8 percent from the field and 64.2 percent from the line.
Southern Miss vs. Marshall Series
This is the 18th meeting between the two teams dating back to the 2005-06 season. Southern Miss leads the overall series, 11-6, but Marshall had three out of the last five meetings. The Lady Eagles won the meeting earlier this season in Hattiesburg.
Following the Marshall game, the Lady Eagles will close out the road portion of its schedule at Tulane on Mar. 3 in a nationally televised game on CBS Sports Network at 11 a.m.