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)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Tennessee was predicted to win the 2012 Southeastern Conference women’s basketball championship in a voting of a select panel of both SEC and national media members. (more…) (October 25, 2011, Page 9)
BLOG: Per an Ole Miss release: Sophomore point guard Valencia McFarland’s game against Mexico on Sunday will be televised live on ESPN2 at 8 p.m. (more…) (October 21, 2011)
Ole Miss women’s basketball sophomore point guard Valencia McFarland has been selected as one of 12 players to the USA Basketball Pan American roster, USA Basketball announced today. (more…) (September 28, 2011, Page 9)
The Southeastern Conference unveiled the 2012 women’s basketball television schedule on Thursday, with Ole Miss scheduled for six games.
Fifth-year head coach Renee Ladner’s 2011-12 women’s basketball team will face a challenging schedule again this season.
The team will face 13 teams that advanced to postseason last year including five that played in the NCAA Tournament a year ago. The schedule also features three games against first-time opponents, North Florida, the UMASS and Cleveland State.
In addition, the team’s schedule will give fans numerous chances to cheer on the Rebels as the team will play 16 games at home including eight non-conference and eight SEC games. (August 23, 2011, Page 8)