The Ole Miss women’s basketball team posted a 70-61 win over Illinois in the third-place game of the Waikiki Beach Marriott Rainbow Wahnie Showdown Sunday in Hawaii.
With the win, Ole Miss improves to 5-2 while Illinois fell to 3-4.
Valencia McFarland led Ole Miss with a career-high 24 points and added five rebounds and four assists. Kayla Melson added a career-high 21 points and nine assists. (November 29, 2010, Page 4B)
The Ole Miss men’s hoops squad will look to get back on track Friday, hosting Big Ten opponent Penn State at 6 p.m.
The Nittany Lions (4-0 overall) enter Friday’s matchup at the C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum fresh off of a 77-61 win over Central Connecticut State on Monday.
Leading Penn State offensively is senior forward Jeff Brooks and senior point guard Talor Battle. Brooks is averaging a team-high 17.0 points per game. (November 25, 2010, Page 8A)
The most decorated long distance runner in Ole Miss history ran the final race of his career Monday at the NCAA Cross Country Championships.
It was not a fitting end to Barnabas Kirui’s brilliant college tenure as the senior had been dealing with a back injury ever since he won his third Southeastern Conference Cross Country Championship. After a strong start in Monday’s race, he was forced to drop out because of his back pain. (November 23, 2010, Page 9)
One of the most successful seasons on the gridiron the past few seasons for the Oxford Chargers ended with a disappointing 27-12 loss to the West Point Green Wave in the second round of the Class 5A playoffs Friday night at Bobby Holcomb Field.
A good, physical gameplan helped lifted the Green Wave (11-1 overall) into the 5A North Half title game. (November 22, 2010, Page 6B)
The West Point Green Wave eliminated the Oxford Chargers in the state quarterfinals Friday night 27-12. The stingy Green Wave defense kept the Chargers (9-4) in check, holding the offense to only 162 total yards. (more…) (November 20, 2010)
A balanced scoring ledger for both the Oxford Chargers and Lady Chargers basketball squads ended up leading to home wins over Coldwater Thursday night. Oxford’s boys defeated Coldwater 83-55 to improve to 5-1 on the year, while the Lady Chargers played another great team game in a 68-63 win. (November 19, 2010, Page 7A)
Fans of the Lafayette Commodores can pre-purchase tickets to Friday’s Class 4A playoff game between the 13-0 Commodores and the 13-0 Bulldogs at New Albany starting today and running until noon on Friday. Fans can buy the tickets from the high school and middle school during normal school hours at a cost of $7. (November 17, 2010, Page 7)
The Oxford Lady Chargers soccer team earned a 4-0 win over New Albany Tuesday night. Mary Helen Rychlak led the team with two goals scored. Maggie Mitchell added a goal off an assist from Maia Cotelo, while seventh-grader Zoe Scruggs added the final goal. Emily Meadows had three saves in goal for the Lady Chargers, while Megan Murphy also had a save in the split shutout. (November 17, 2010, Page 7)
The Oxford Middle School girls and boys basketball teams earned four wins combined over Water Valley on Tuesday night. The seventh-grade girls beat Water Valley 36-12, while the eighth-graders won 31-12.
Oxford’s seventh-grade boys won 28-13 and then took the nightcap. (November 17, 2010, Page 7)
Water Valley swept Pope Middle School on the hardwood on Monday, with the seventh-grade boys winning 17-9, the seventh-grade girls winning 13-11 and the eighth-grade boys claiming an 11-9 victory.
Keauana Sarrow and Tierra Turner led the seventh-grade girls with seven and six points respectively. In the seventh-grade boys game, Cooper Clements and Makedrius Gooch had team-highs with seven and five points respectively, while Skyler Defer led the eighth-grade squad with four points. Water Valley returns to the hardwood on Nov. 29, traveling to Coffeeville. (November 16, 2010, Page 3B)
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