Rebels Drop Heartbreaker to Central Arkansas

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Ole Miss falls to Central Arkansas, 66-63
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Ole Miss falls to Central Arkansas, 66-63
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Nov. 10, 2013

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OXFORD, Miss. - Despite cutting a Central Arkansas lead with three-pointers from Claudia Ledesma Ortiz and Shequila Joseph, the Ole Miss women's basketball team dropped a heartbreaking 66-63 contest at the Tad Smith Coliseum on Sunday (Nov. 10).

“It should have never come to the final shot of the game. It’s about us; we made some mistakes,” said head coach Matt Insell.  “We haven’t worked against much zone in practice because we haven’t seen teams play it, but we’ll get better against it.  The season isn’t decided in this game.  We’re going to win some we probably shouldn’t and lose some we probably should win, and this is one we should have won.  We lost the game, but it is just a small battle in the whole season.”

Shequila Joseph led the Rebels (1-1) with 14 points, while Valencia McFarland added 13 points and five assists. Tia Faleru picked up her second consecutive double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds. Ole Miss held a 42-36 rebounding edge in the contest.

Trailing by seven with 1:08 remaining, Ole Miss used a triple and a layup from Joseph to cut the two points with just under 30 seconds to go. Two free throws from the Sugar Bears pushed their lead back to four, but another trey from Joseph cut the lead to just one possession with 23 ticks on the clock.

Central Arkansas missed the front end of a one-and-one to give the ball back to the Rebels, but missed triples and two free throws from Central Arkansas’ Courtney Duever sealed the win for the visitors.

For the second consecutive game, the Rebels played a game that was marked by two different halves. In the first half Ole Miss was connecting from the floor, shooting 36.7 percent (11-of-30). The Rebels that took an early lead courtesy of buckets from Valencia McFarland and Tia Faleru, while Arkansas native Gracie Frizzell gave the Rebels an 11-6 lead with a three-pointer from the right side at the 15:45 mark.

Ole Miss continued to get to the basket, but was able to make its biggest mark at the free throw line, going 13-of-14 from the srtipe, with Joseph and Diara Moore both going a perfect 4-of-4. The Rebel lead swelled to 10-points in the first half, as they took a 37-27 lead into the locker room.

The second half was marked by the Rebels inability to get anything to fall, as they shot just 23.8 percent (10-of-42). The visitors opened the half on a 17-7 run to tie the game at 44 and from that point the game was nip and tuck until the final minutes of action.   

The Rebels will head to Hawai’i for the Rainbow Wahine Classic hosted by the University of Hawai’i. The tournament begins Nov. 15 and goes through the 17th. Ole Miss will open tournament action against West Virginia on the 15th and will take on host, Hawai’i (Nov. 16) and Washington State (Nov. 17). The Rebels return home on Nov. 22 when they take on Southeastern Louisiana.

Season tickets are on sale for the 2013-14 season and can be purchased for just $50. For additional ticket information, go to OleMissTix.com or call the Ole Miss Ticket Office at 1-888-REB-TKTS (732-8587).

Rebel Sidelines
There were plenty of Rebel fans in attendance and nobody had more fans than head coach Matt Insell. Insell’s father, Rick, the head women’s coach at Middle Tennessee State, chartered a bus and brought about 40 people from Murfreesboro, Tenn., to cheer on Ole Miss. All of this just 48 hours after his Middle Tennessee Raiders took on Tennessee … Valencia McFarland extended her scoring streak to 89 games and started in her 80th consecutive game … Faleru picked up her seventh career double-double and has posted back-to-back double doubles for the Rebels.

 

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