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Women's Basketball Officially Opens 2013-14 Preseason Practice

Oct. 1, 2013

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The Southern Miss women's basketball team officially opened in preparation for the 2013-14 season with a 7:30 a.m. practice in Reed Green Coliseum.

According the Coach Joye Lee-McNelis, emphasis of the first practice was placed on communication, effort and positive attitudes. The Lady Eagles return just four letterwinners from last year's team that finished 15-16 overall. Southern Miss added nine newcomers in the form of one senior college transfer, three junior college transfers and five freshmen.

"We are a work in progress," McNelis said. "It was definitely a "shock" for the newcomers to handle the pace of practice. Intensity, physical play and sprinting from drill to drill were a different experience. We will continue to make progress."

Practices for the Lady Eagles are scheduled at 7:30 a.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. on Saturday as the team continues preparation for the 2013-14 season. The Lady Eagles tip-off the season against West Alabama on Nov. 8 at 11 a.m.

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