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)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Ole Miss’ subpar 2010 season is finally over and with it will come some changes. What those changes will be remains to be seen, but Monday’s team meeting between the coaches and players will be the start of some needed cleansing for the Rebels moving forward. (more…) (November 28, 2010)
Hello from Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Miss., where the No. 25 Mississippi State Bulldogs (7-4 overall, 3-4 SEC) and Ole Miss Rebels (4-7, 1-6) are set to meet in the 83rd edition of the Battle for the Golden Egg. (more…) (November 27, 2010)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Lafayette is headed back to Jackson for a second shot at winning a state title. Led by another dominating performance on defense, the Lafayette Commodores captured their second straight Class 4A North Half title Friday night with a 20-0 win over Noxubee County in Macon. (more…) (November 27, 2010)
Ole Miss senior Trevor Gaskins had a career-high 24 points courtesy of 6 of 11 shooting from behind the 3-point line to help the Rebels top Penn State 84-71. (more…) (November 26, 2010)
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)
Saturday evening’s game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs in the annual “Egg Bowl” will be the final home contest for 18 Ole Miss seniors. The class, which includes safeties Johnny Brown and Fon Ingram, linebacker Jonathan Cornell, and Oxford native Zach Brent, helped changed the fortune of the program over the past few seasons with back-to-back trips to the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic.
Two of the seniors who will honored before Saturday’s game, defensive tackle Jerrell Powe and defensive end Kentrell Lockett, could return next year, but for the majority of the class, the matchup with the Bulldogs will be the final time the group gets to put on the red and blue together. (November 25, 2010, Page 9A)
The goal of returning to Jackson for the MHSAA Class 4A state title game is now just one win away from happening No. 1 Lafayette Commodores. LHS (14-0 overall) advanced to Friday’s 4A North Half title game against Noxubee County (13-1) with a convincing 35-0 win over previously unbeaten New Albany.
Consistency, coupled with superior talent, has been two of the biggest keys for the Commodores to return to this lofty position and coach Anthony Hart said he’s been pleased with how well his team has handled things the first 14 weeks of the season. (November 25, 2010, Page 8A)
The “Egg Bowl” may take place on the gridiron, but multiple times this week Ole Miss players said that the Bulldogs threw them a curveball that they were unable to foul off a year ago.
What was the difference maker in last year’s 41-27 victory for Mississippi State? The option.
After starting the game with the diminutive Tyson Lee at quarterback, the Bulldogs switched things up on the Rebels and deployed a difficult option offense with reserve Chris Relf handling the quarterback duties. (November 24, 2010, Page 6A)
The goal for Northwest Mississippi Community College wide receiver Myles White was to continue his college playing career in the South. Thanks to a stellar season with the Rangers that saw the Detroit native catch 53 passes for 712 yards and six touchdowns, White garnered offers from the likes of Louisiana Tech and Troy, as well as interest from Ole Miss.
The 6-foot-1, 185-pound White, who started his career at Michigan State, visited Ruston, La., over the weekend and ultimately decided that becoming a Bulldog and playing under the direction of coach Sonny Dykes was too good to pass up. (November 24, 2010, Page 6A)
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