If all goes as head coach Renee Ladner hopes it will, her star freshman guard’s smile won’t wear off any time soon.
During a media opportunity on Wednesday, both Ladner and senior Kayla Melson said they’re curious to see how this young Lady Rebels squad meshes for the first time when they play West Georgia in an exhibition game tonight at 7 at the C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum. (November 4, 2010, Page 7)
That’s just how Melson plays the game for the Ole Miss women’s basketball team: It’s all or nothing and she’s never been one to shy away from contact if it meant making a play.
It’s that type of hustle that has made her a natural leader.
This year, Melson will take over a larger role on the team as one of only two players with extensive playing experience.
And with that expanded role comes more responsibility that head coach Renee Ladner believes is more than deserved. (October 20, 2010, Page 8)
To say Ole Miss will be relying on youth and inexperience this season may be one of the greatest understatements of the Lady Rebels’ preseason.
Gone from Ole Miss’ 17-15 women’s hoops squad from a year ago are All-Southeastern Conference guard Bianca Thomas, 3-point sniper Elizabeth Robertson, starting center Katorra Lewis and offensive guard Shantell Black.
What does that mean for the Lady Rebels and head coach Renee Ladner in her third year at the helm of the program?
A lot of opportunities for playing time are up for grabs. (October 8, 2010, Page 7A)
While summer is usually a slow time around these parts with regards to sports, that hasn’t exactly been the case with current, former and future Ole Miss Rebels. (more…) (July 6, 2010)
The Ole Miss women’s basketball team accepted a bid to play in the WNIT and will travel to Birmingham, Ala., to take on Samford Thursday. (March 16, 2010, Page 7A)
Ole Miss women’s hoops signee and Raymond High standout Valencia McFarland was named Mississippi’s Gatorade Player of the Year today. (more…) (March 11, 2010)
OLE MISS WOMEN’S HOOPS — Ole Miss will get a chance to begin anew tomorrow when it opens its potential run in the Southeastern Conference Women’s Tournament against South Carolina. Tip is set for 11 a.m. CT. (March 3, 2010, Page 8)
OLE MISS WOMEN’S HOOPS — The Ole Miss women will be looking to get back on track tonight when they host the Auburn Tigers on Senior night at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum. (February 25, 2010, Page 7)
OLE MISS WOMEN’S HOOPS — Kayla Melson has been the emotional leader all season for the Lady Rebels hoops squad. If Ole Miss is going to make a late-season push to get into the tournament, it’ll need Melson to continue to be a floor general. (February 18, 2010, Page 9)