Women's Basketball Travels to Mississippi State
Dec. 13, 2013
|Date||Opponent||Time||Relative Links||Ticket Information|
|Saturday, December 13||at Mississippi State||7:00 p.m. CT||Live Audio | Live Stats||Purchase Tickets|
|Monday, December 16||at Central Arkansas||5:00 p.m. CT||Live Audio | Live Stats||Purchase Tickets|
Second Half Surge Helps Southern Miss to 61-59 Victory Over Mississippi State
Southern Miss used a 20-5 run over a span of 7:58 in the second half to defeat in-state rival Mississippi State, 61-59, Saturday evening in Reed Green Coliseum.
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.
Southern Miss Preview
The Lady Eagles are coming off a 96-69 win in the championship game of the Hampton Inn Thanksgiving Classic. Southern Miss' game against Central Arkansas has been rescheduled for Dec. 16. Four Lady Eagles tallied double figure scoring led by senior Jamierra Faulkner with 22 points followed by Kierra Jordan with 16 points off the bench; Jerontay Clemons added 13 points and Brittanny Dinkins chipped in 10. Clemons also dished out seven assists.
Tamara Jones currently leads the team in scoring and rebounding, averaging 19.0 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. Faulkner is next at 15.7 points followed by Dinkins at 12.4. Faulkner is dishing out 10.7 assists per game to go with 3.4 steals.
The Lady Eagles are averaging 81.7 points and 41.4 rebounds per game while shooting 45.2 percent from the field and 68.6 percent from the line. Southern Miss is giving up 64.3 points on 40.5 percent shooting.
Scouting the Bulldogs
Mississippi State enters the contest with a 9-1 record following a 75-49 win over Alabama State on Dec. 7. In that game, Kendra Grant led State with a game-high 16 points while Dominique Dillingham had 13 points off the bench. Sherise Williams pulled down nine rebounds.
Head Coach Vic Schaefer is in his second season and returns eight letterwinners including four starters from last year's team that finished 13-17.
Martha Alwal leads the team in scoring and rebounding with 14.8 points and 8.5 rebounds per game followed by Kendra Grant with 13.7 point per game and Dominique Dillingham at 10.3. As a team, State is averaging 77.6 points and 42.6 rebounds per game while shooting 42.8 percent from the field and 71.7 percent from the line.
Following the Mississippi State game, Southern Miss will travel to Conway, Ark., to face Central Arkansas on Dec. 16 at 5 p.m. before returning home to host Grambling State on Dec. 18 at 7 p.m.