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Women's Basketball To Host Annual Lady Eagle Thanksgiving Classic

Senior Tanecka Carey

Senior Tanecka Carey

Nov. 21, 2012

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- The Southern Miss women's basketball team will host the 24th Annual Lady Eagle Thanksgiving Classic, Nov. 23-24 in Reed Green Coliseum. The Lady Eagles open tournament play against Savannah State at 5 p.m. on Nov. 23 with McNeese State and Talladega College to follow at 7:30 p.m. The consolation and championship game is set for 2 and 4:30 p.m., respectively, on Nov. 24.

Friday- in honor of the great shopping sales that Black Friday offers, Southern Miss Athletics is offering two tickets for the price of one to the Southern Miss Women's Basketball game vs. Savannah State.

On Saturday it is team camper day reunion where all campers who were their Southern Miss Women's Basketball t-shirt to the game will receive free admission.

The Lady Eagle contests 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.

Southern Miss Preview
Southern Miss is coming off a disappointing 69-67 loss at South Alabama on Nov. 16 in the first road game of the season. Two Lady Eagles scored in double figures, led by Jamierra Faulkner with 23 points followed by freshman Jerontay Clemons with 21. Clemons also led the team with nine rebounds, just missing a double-double. Faulkner dished out five assists.

A trio of Eagles is averaging in double figures. Faulkner is tops with a 15.0 per game average followed by Clemons with 12.0 and Tanecka Carey with 10.0 points. Clemons also paces the team in rebounds, averaging 7.0 per game. Through two games, Southern Miss is averaging 54.0 points and 37.0 rebounds while shooting 38.2 percent from the field and 48.7 percent from the line.

Scouting Savannah State
Savannah State is 1-2 on the young season following a 94-57 loss at Georgia on Nov. 20. Andrietta Thomas led the team with 22 points while Ezinne Kalu added 10 points. Thomas leads the team in scoring with a 15.7 per game average while Kalu is next at 15.0 points. Erin Hogue is the team leader in rebounds at 5.7 per game. The Tigers are averaging 64.3 points and 27.0 rebounds per game while shooting 44.2 percent from the field and 68.4 percent from the line.

Southern Miss vs. Savannah State Series
This is the first meeting between the two teams.

Scouting McNeese State
McNeese State is 2-1 on the young season following a 76-72 win over Houston on Nov. 20. Caitlyn Baggett and Ashlyn Baggett scored 31 and 21 points, respectively while Arianna James posted a double-double with 11 points and a team-best 10 rebounds. Caitlyn Baggett leads the team in scoring with a 24.0 point per game average while Ashlyn Baggett is next at 14.7 points per game. Adrienne Minor is the team leader in rebounds at 7.7 per game. The Cowgirls are averaging 68.7 points and 39.3 rebounds per game while shooting 37.6 percent from the field and 69.7 percent from the line.

Southern Miss vs. McNeese State Series
This is the 10th meeting between the two teams in a series dating back to 1979-80 season. McNeese leads the overall series, winning five of the first six meetings.

Scouting Talladega College
Talladega College is 2-2 on the young season following a 78-47 loss to Freed-Hardeman on Nov. 13. Megan Iloff led the team with 19 points while Arielle George chipped in 11. Iloff leads the team in scoring with a 19.0 per game average while George is the team leader in rebounds at 8.0 per game. The Tornadoes are averaging 65.3 points and 33.5 rebounds per game while shooting 40.8 percent from the field and 62.7 percent from the line.

Southern Miss vs. Talladega College Series
This is the first meeting between the two teams.

What's Next
Following the Lady Eagle Classic, Southern Miss travels to Florida A&M for a Nov. 28 game with a 6 p.m. central tip.

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