Rebels Fall To West Virginia in Rainbow Wahine Classic

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Amber Singletary scored 10 points in Ole Miss' loss to West Virginia.
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Amber Singletary scored 10 points in Ole Miss' loss to West Virginia.
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Nov. 15, 2013

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HONOLULU, Hawai’i – Ole Miss played a competitive second half, but couldn’t overcome a hot shooting West Virginia squad in an 86-56 loss in the first game of the Rainbow Wahine Classic in Honolulu, Hawai’i on Friday (Nov. 15).

Valencia McFarland led Ole Miss with 12 points and was joined in double figures by fellow point guard Amber Singletary. Tia Faleru posted her third consecutive game with double figure rebounds with a team-best 10 rebounds in the loss.

“Obviously the result wasn’t what we wanted,” said head coach Matt Insell. “There were some good things, but there were a lot more bad things than good things. We’re at a major culture change right now in our program and until we get total buy in then we’re going to have some results like this. There are a lot of things that we have to fix-- not only in execution, but in our effort and fundamentals.  We have to get better at each and every day.”

Ole Miss (1-2) played a good second half, scoring 35 points and shooting 36.8 percent (14-of-38), but couldn’t overcome a hot shooting West Virginia (1-1) team who shot a blistering 53.1 percent (17-of-32) in the first half, while holding the Rebels to just 21 first-half points and 16.1 percent (5-of-31) shooting.

Despite trailing out of the locker room, Ole Miss was able to pick things up on the offensive side of the ball and scored the first two buckets of the half and received a pick me up from Amber Singletary in the second half. Singletary who started her first game since, 2011-12, scored 10 second half points including two three-pointers late.

Ole Miss scored the first basket of the game on a Valencia McFarland bucket, but the Mountaineers used an 18-4 run to pull ahead 18-8 at the 13:13 mark and kept the lead in double figures for the remainder of the half. Ole Miss was able to stop the Mountaineers on the defensive end with several big blocks from Tia Faleru, but the Mountaineers shot a blistering 53.1 (17-of-32) from the floor, compared to just 16.1 percent (5-of-31) for the Rebels.

McFarland led the Ole Miss scorers in the first half with six points, while Monique Jackson added four points. Faleru led the way on the glass with five rebounds.

Ole Miss continues action at the Rainbow Wahine Classic on Saturday (Nov. 16) when they take on host, Hawai’i. Game time is set for 2:30 p.m. (HT)/6:30 p.m. (CT). Fans can get in-game updates by following Ole Miss women’s basketball on Twitter (@OleMissWBB) and can listen to Graham Doty on Q93.7.

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).

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Ole Miss is back in Hawai’i for the second time in the last five seasons, last playing here during the 2010-11 season. That year current seniors, Valencia McFarland and Kenyotta Jenkins were freshmen …. Valencia McFarland extends her scoring streak to 90 consecutive games with her 12 points, she also started her 81st consecutive game … Tia Faleru posted her third consecutive game with double figure rebounds with 10 board ….  Amber Singletary earned the start in tonight’s contest. Singletary last started a game during the 2011-12 season, her freshman year.

 

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