Southern Miss Navigates to Northwestern State for Road Contest
HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The Southern Miss Lady Eagles basketball team hit the pavement this morning for their second road game of the season, a 6:30 contest against Northwestern State. The Lady Eagles will see a familiar face in the Lady Demons’ Head Coach Jordan Dupuy as he served on Head Coach Joye Lee-McNelis’ staff for eight seasons.
“They’re a solid basketball team, and a triple threat,” McNelis said. “They have players that can score off of the three-ball, inside and the bounce. They’ve made a lot of improvements over the past year and a lot of that is because of Coach Dupuy’s players gaining experience under his tutelage. It will definitely be a challenge for us.”
The Lady Eagles, who have not played in Prather Coliseum since March 5, 1994, will look to Shonte Hailes, Megan Brown and Jayla King to continue to provide the scoring and leadership they’ve done so far this season as the team has reached a 5-1 record in the first six games.
King is coming off a career-high output of 30 points in the first game of last week’s Lady Eagle Thanksgiving Classic and Hailes and Brown contributed to the Lady Eagles limiting an opponent to 35 points, tied for the third fewest points ever allowed in a single-game, in their last performance.
McNelis will hit 450 career-wins with a victory tomorrow night. She will be the 41st active Division I women’s basketball coach and the 77th active Division I basketball coach to reach the mile stone.
With the pregame show starting 30 minutes prior tip, fans can hear Josh West on the call on WFOR 1400 AM The Score and the Southern Miss Game Day App.