No. 23 Ole Miss Women’s Basketball Defeats Temple, 80-63
OXFORD, Miss. – The No. 23 Ole Miss women’s basketball team ended a three-game homestand to open the season with an 80-63 win over the Temple Owls on Wednesday.
Ole Miss (2-1, 0-0 SEC) jumped out quickly on the Owls to open the game. At the 5:35 mark of the first quarter, the Rebels were up 11-2.
Ole Miss was led on offense by KK Deans and Kharyssa Richardson who each notched 16 points. Two other teammates reach double figures in Marquesha Davis (13) and Snudda Collins (10).
Ole Miss’ defense made it difficult for Temple to get anything going from the floor or behind the arc in the first half. The Owls hit their first three-pointer late in the second quarter.
Temple stayed in the game by getting to the charity stripe, going 10-for-12 in the first half. From beyond the arc, Temple went 2-for-11.
Temple was led on the floor by Tiarra East with 24 points.
Ole Miss took a 42-26 advantage into the locker room at halftime.
In the third quarter, Temple made a push to climb back into the game by scoring 17 points, but the Rebels responded by putting up 19 points in the quarter.
Ole Miss finished the game shooting 51.8 percent from the field and 46.2 percent from beyond the arc.
Ole Miss returns to action on Saturday as the Rebels travel to Paradise Island, Bahamas to take on Howard on Saturday. Tipoff is set for 11 a.m. and can be seen on FloHoops.
Adam Brown joins The Rebel Walk as a Sports Editor after being on the Ole Miss beat for over 11 years. He is a lifelong Oxford resident. Brown graduated from the University of Mississippi with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.
Prior to The Rebel Walk, Brown was the sports editor of HottyToddy.com covering every Ole Miss sport and local high school sports in the community.