OXFORD, Miss.— LaTosha Laws scored a game-high 17 points to help the Ole Miss women’s basketball team to a 69-64 win in Friday’s season opener against Jackson State.
Freshman Pa’Sonna Hope scored 14 points with seven rebounds in her Rebel debut, while fellow freshman Shae Nelson added 11 points. With the win Ole Miss improved to 1-0 on the year while Jackson State fell to 0-1.
Ole Miss went on a 9-0 run to bring the score to 9-3 early in the first half. Kenyotta Jenkins hit a three pointer with 10:17 left in the first half to put the Rebels on top 24-14.
Jackson State pulled to within seven, 35-28, with 5:24 left in the half. Nelson hit a three for the Rebels with 4:37 remaining in the half to put Ole Miss up nine, 39-28. The Rebels took a 48-37 lead at the half.
Hope led Ole Miss with 12 points at the half and a team-high six rebounds. The Rebels shot 48.5 percent (16-of-33) from the floor in the first half while the Tigers shot 50 percent (13-of-26).
Jackson State cut the lead to four, 50-46, with 15:32 left in the game. Kayla Melson’s free throws with 12:47 remaining pushed Ole Miss’ lead back to eight, 54-46. Jackson State cut the lead to three, 61-58, with 6:30 to play.
Jackson State stole an Ole Miss inbounds pass and scored with 1:54 left to cut the lead to 65-63. Nelson put the Rebels back up 67-63 with a one-handed put back off a rebound with 58 seconds to play as Ole Miss posted the 69-64 win.
“I commend Jackson State. They outhustled and outplayed us and somehow we were able to end up with more points at the end of the game,” head coach Renee Ladner.
Ole Miss will play Sam Houston State tomorrow at 3 p.m. in the championship game of the Inn at Ole Miss Classic while SEMO will take on Jackson State at 1 p.m. In Friday's 1 p.m. game, Sam Houston State beat SEMO, 60-51.
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