Renee Ladner has noticed a trend with her young Lady Rebels. While the young women’s basketball team continues to play with great effort, they also continue to get behind early.
Time and time again Ole Miss (5-3 overall) has been able to rebound from early deficits, but in Sunday’s 67-60 loss at South Alabama, the Lady Rebels fell behind by 22 and were never able to get back within striking distance of the lead. (December 10, 2010, Page 7A)
It meant more than the two wins in three games that the Lady Rebels earned.
Head coach Renee Ladner is hoping that the team’s trip to the 50th state will yield season-long — even career-long — results in the form of confidence, continuity and team chemistry.
During their time in Honolulu, at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Rainbow Wahine Showdown, the women won a last-second game against Gonzaga 53-52, lost a frustrating game to Hawaii 64-57 and knocked off Illinois 70-61. (December 3, 2010, Page 8A)
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)
A win is a win, but after the Ole Miss women’s basketball team’s 64-60 victory over Nicholls State on Saturday at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliesum, head coach Renee Ladner made it clear that her players will have to show improvement if they want to continue to make strides as a team.
After grabbing an 11-point lead minutes into the second half, Ole Miss relaxed and watched as the Colonels rallied to take a 53-49 advantage with 5:47 remaining in the game. (November 22, 2010, Page 5B)
Facing a team that has four returning starters from a year ago and seven letter winners, Ole Miss (2-1 overall) was able to take the lead several times only to see Arizona (3-0) come back and go ahead for good with 16.7 seconds left Soana Lucet’s layup. (November 19, 2010, Page 6A)
Unlike the Lady Rebels (2-0 overall), the Wildcats will place a veteran squad on the floor tonight at the C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum with four starters and seven letterwinners returning from last year’s squad that defeated Ole Miss in Tuscon, Ariz., 65-49. (November 18, 2010, Page 8)
Renee Ladner is about as straight of a shooter as they come, and following Ole Miss’ 69-60 victory over Sam Houston State University to claim The Inn at Ole Miss Classic on Saturday, the Lady Rebels coach didn’t sugarcoat what she thought of her team’s performance.
Sure, the team is now 2-0 to start the season, but both wins have been anything but pretty.
Against SHSU, Ole Miss trailed for the entire first half before finally pulling ahead early in the second frame. In the Lady Rebels’ 69-64 win over Jackson State on Friday, Ole Miss had to hold on at the end to preserve the victory. (November 15, 2010, Page 5B)
After playing a back and forth first half, the Ole Miss Lady Rebels basketball team was able to turn it around in the second half to claim a 69-60 victory over Sam Houston State University in the championship game of The Inn at Ole Miss Classic. (more…) (November 13, 2010)
About the only thing Ole Miss head coach Renee Ladner was pleased with in the Lady Rebels’ 69-64 win over Jackson State on Friday was the fact her team came out ahead. (more…) (November 12, 2010)
In Ole Miss’ exhibition opener against West Georgia at the C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum on Thursday night, it was fellow freshman Pa’Sonna Hope, that stole the show. The Cleveland, Ohio, native recorded game-highs of 20 points and 10 rebounds as Ole Miss routed the Wolves 86-36. (November 5, 2010, Page 6A)