Ole Miss’ victory at UMass on Friday went down to the wire.
There’s never been any denying Nikki Byrd’s talent. The 6-foot-4 senior forward has consistently shown glimpses of her promise over the previous three seasons.
What hasn’t been consistent from the Brookhaven native, however, is her effort and production from game to game and even quarter to quarter. (more…) (November 29, 2011, Page 7)
An outstanding defensive effort and some timely baskets late inside from Nikki Byrd proved to be the difference for the Ole Miss Lady Rebels in their 54-45 win over South Alabama Friday evening at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum.
Ole Miss (2-1 overall) bounced back from its loss to Lamar by shutting down the Lady Jaguars (2-1) on defense. USA only shot 25.8 percent from the field, while leading scorer, Camille Reynolds, was held 17 points below her season average thanks to a great individual effort on defense by Amber Singletary. (November 21, 2011, Page 2B)
Looking back at the setback, head coach Renee Ladner felt her team didn’t capitalize on its opportunities, specifically free throws where the Lady Rebels only made 4 of 14.
Ladner also said her team didn’t convert its offensive rebounds. (November 17, 2011, Page 7)
The Ole Miss Lady Rebels showed their youth at times on Friday.
Opening their season with a bout against North Florida at the C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum, the Ole Miss women’s basketball team had to dig out of an early 12-point deficit to defeat the Ospreys 68-59. (November 14, 2011, Page 4B)
Even after an exhibition swing in Canada, weeks of practice and two closed scrimmages, Lady Rebel head coach Renee Ladner is being cautious about the her team’s readiness for the opener. (November 10, 2011, Page 7)
Trailing by as many as 23 late in the first half at Alabama, Ole Miss women’s basketball team battled back to pull to within one with 8:02 left in the second half, but the Crimson Tide hung on for the 61-52 win. (more…) (February 21, 2011, Page 8)
The Lady Rebs shot just 24.1 percent in the first half and were never able to fully recover from the 12-point deficit at halftime. (February 18, 2011, Page 7A)
Led by 19 points from Memphis native Jasmine James and 17 points from Jasmine Hassell, the No. 24 Georgia Lady Bulldogs rallied from a six-point halftime deficit to defeat Ole Miss 61-56 on Sunday afternoon at the C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum.
Porsha Phillips had just two points for Georgia in the first half, but she came up big in the second frame by scoring nine to help the Lady Bulldogs rebound. (February 14, 2011, Page 8A)