OXFORD, Miss. – Valencia McFarland and Diara Moore each scored in double figures Thursday night to help Ole Miss beat Lipscomb in a complete team effort, 68-46.
With the win, Ole Miss improved to 4-1 while Lipscomb fell to 0-5. Moore, who scored 12 points tonight, has scored in double figures in all five games this season. Valencia McFarland, who scored 14 points, has scored in double figures in three of the five games this season, including three of the last four games.
Danielle McCray recorded a career-high 14 rebounds while Kenyotta Jenkins tied her career high with 10 boards. Monique Jackson tied her career high in points with eight while both McCray and Jenkins were one point away from a double-double.
Ole Miss and Lipscomb traded baskets over the first eight minutes of the before Ole Miss used an 8-0 run to push its lead to 16-10 with 7:11 to play. Valencia McFarland scored 10 of Ole Miss’ first 12 points.
At the half, Ole Miss led, 27-24. The Rebels shot 35.5 percent from the floor (11-31) while the Lady Bisons shot 34.5 percent (10-29). Ole Miss held a 22-16 advantage on the boards at the half with McCray pulling down six for Ole Miss.
The Rebels opened the second half with an 11-0 run to build a 38-24 lead with 16:20 to play. Ole Miss extended its lead to 27, 63-36 with 5:18 left in the game.
For the game, Ole Miss 35.3 percent from the floor (24-68) while Lipscomb shot 32.8 percent (19-58). The Rebels outrebounded the Lady Bisons 53-35.
Ole Miss will travel to LA Tech Saturday for a 7 p.m. game with the Lady Techsters.
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