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Ole Miss women’s basketball dominates on both ends in 92-46 win over Southern Miss

Ole Miss women’s basketball dominates on both ends in 92-46 win over Southern Miss

OXFORD, Miss.Domination is a good word to describe the Ole Miss women’s basketball team’s win over Southern Miss Wednesday night. The Rebels led wire-to-wire and defeated the Golden Eagles, 92-46, at the SJB Pavilion.

The Rebels held USM to 7 total points in the first half on two field goals, giving up just one point in the entire second quarter. The Ole Miss defense held the Golden Eagles to 26% shooting for the game.

The offense also came alive for the highest-scoring game of the year so far. Guard Angel Baker led all scorers with 25 points. Forward Snudda Collins and guard Marquesha Davis each added 16 points.

Head Coach Yolette McPhee-McCuin understood the importance of her team playing well on both offense and defense at the same time.

Hopefully it [the performance] gives them a lift. We respect everybody we play. We always have to take an opportunity to grow when we can.

Coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin

Coach Yo’s squad definitely showed growth on both sides of the ball against USM, and she was proud of how her team was able to accomplish that. However, she did emphasize that the team still had plenty of room for more growth.

I think we are starting to get a bravado about ourselves. I think we are extremely confident on the defensive end. We just have to mature. This group is still figuring out who they want to be.

Head coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin

The Rebels have improved their three-ball from the beginning of the season, dropping nine three-point baskets against the Golden Eagles. They outscored USM 27-6 from beyond the arc.

Angel Baker had the highest individual scoring game of the season for the Ole Miss, and she knew a performance like this was coming.

“Finally,” Baker said of her 25-point performance.

I have been building a house lately. My teammates kept telling me that shooters shoot, so I was shooting myself out of that slump.

Guard Angel Baker

Collins was a part of the three-point improvement, going 3-5 from deep. She is seeing her game grow just as Baker did.

“I continued being aggressive,” Collins said.

I let my teammates know that when they missed a shot that I had their back and grabbed the rebound. Even when my shot is not falling, [I am] finding ways to score in other areas.

Forward Snudda Collins

The Rebels outscored USM, 32-7, in second-chance points off 21 offensive rebounds.

Next Up

Coach Yo and her Rebel team will travel to the Bahamas for the Baha Mar Pink Flamingo Championship next week. While this road trip may pose a test for her team, Coach Yo knows this will be a great experience beyond basketball.

“We are going to look at those two games as a tournament,” McPhee-McCuin said. “We would like to win that championship. Yes, this is a business trip, but it is a life experience, too. [It will] give our players an experience that maybe they won’t ever get again.”

The Rebels will take the floor in the Bahamas Monday night against Dayton for their first game in the Baha Mar Pink Flamingo Championship. Tipoff is for 7 p.m. on SEC Network+.

Trevor Terminie
Trevor Terminie

Trevor is a senior at Ole Miss pursuing a degree in Journalism with an emphasis in Sports Communication and Promotion. He has previous experience covering sports for another site, including a variety of Ole Miss sports. Growing up in New Orleans, La., he has the Pelicans and Saints running through his blood. He also grew up in an LSU family, but his love for Ole Miss continues to grow. Trevor hopes to cover sports back in his hometown after college. Laissez les bons temps rouler!

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Trevor Terminie

Trevor is a senior at Ole Miss pursuing a degree in Journalism with an emphasis in Sports Communication and Promotion. He has previous experience covering sports for another site, including a variety of Ole Miss sports. Growing up in New Orleans, La., he has the Pelicans and Saints running through his blood. He also grew up in an LSU family, but his love for Ole Miss continues to grow. Trevor hopes to cover sports back in his hometown after college. Laissez les bons temps rouler!

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