OXFORD, Miss. – Junior Diara Moore led all scorers with a career-high 25 points as the Ole Miss women’s basketball team won its season opener, beating SELA 95-85 Friday night in front of a crowd of 1,813.
With the win, Ole Miss improved to 1-0 while SELA fell to 0-1. Kenyotta Jenkins recorded her second career double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds while Courtney Marbra tied her career high with 12 points. Amber Singletary also finished in double figures with 11 points and Gracie Frizzell added a career-best 10.
With the win, Ole Miss improved to 33-6 all-time in season openers. The Rebels have won 10 of their last 11 season openers dating back to 2002-03 and have not lost a season opener at home since 1998. The win also marked the first career head coaching victory for Rebel acting head coach Brett Frank.
Ole Miss used a 10-6 run, including a three by Maggie McFerrin to go up 22-15 with 11:50 to play. SELA responded with a 14-4 run to go ahead 27-26 with 7:53 to play.
SELA pushed its lead to 38-34 with 3:49 left in the half. The Rebels tied the game at 42-42 on a pair of free throws with 58.7 seconds left in the half. The Rebels used an 8-1 run to end the half as they lead, 46-42.
Diara Moore led the Rebels with 12 points while Kenyotta Jenkins added nine points and six rebounds. Ole Miss shot 42.1 percent (16-38) from the floor while SELA shot 39.4 percent (13-33).
Ole Miss opened the second half with a 6-0 run to go ahead 52-45 with 18:02 left in the game. Amber Singletary’s three with 7:48 left in the game pushed Ole Miss’ lead to 74-64.
For the game, Ole Miss shot 45.1 percent from the floor (32-71) while SELA shot 45.6 percent (26-57). The Rebels out rebounded the Lions 43-41 in the game.
The Rebels will host Northwestern State on Friday, Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. in the annual Kid’s Day Game. Follow Ole Miss women’s basketball on Twitter @OleMissWBB and on Facebook at Facebook.com/OleMissWBB.
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