Rebels Makes It Seven Straight with Win At South Alabama

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Tia Faleru picked up her seventh double-double with 24 points and 13 rebounds at South Alabama.
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Tia Faleru picked up her seventh double-double with 24 points and 13 rebounds at South Alabama.
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Dec. 16, 2013

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MOBILE, Ala. – Behind 24 points and 13 rebounds from junior Tia Faleru, the Ole Miss women’s basketball team picked up its seventh consecutive victory with a 72-56 win over South Alabama on Monday (Dec. 16) night. Ole Miss’ seven consecutive wins are the most for the program since winning seven consecutive in 2008-09 while the win is also the second consecutive road win for the Rebels.  

South Alabama opened the second half with a 7-2 run to cut the Ole Miss (8-4) lead to just one point, 39-38, but the Rebels responded with a three-point play from Faleru and a triple from Gracie Frizzell to extend their lead and never looked back en route to its eighth win of the year.

Faleru picked up her seventh double-double of the season with her 24 points and 13 rebounds. The double-double gives her 12 for her career. Valencia McFarland and Diara Moore were also in double figures with 14 points and 11 points, respectively.

The Rebels made things difficult for the home team on the glass, out-rebounding South Alabama (2-7) 53-39 and also scored 21 points on second chance opportunities.

South Alabama wouldn’t go away and Faleru put her team on her back. After scoring just six points at halftime, the Alabama native exploded for 18 points in the second half and went 8-of-11 from the charity stripe.

As team, Ole Miss shot 42.2 percent (27-of-64) from the floor, including shooting 46.4 percent (130-f38) in the second half, after a shooting just 38.9 percent (14-of-36) in the first half.

South Alabama’s Colby Davis led South Alabama with 17 points while Ronneka Robertson had 12 rebounds.

The first half was a back and forth battle as both teams played an up-tempo style. The home team took an early 3-0 lead with a triple from Colby Davis, but the Rebels went to their bread and butter and started going inside to Faleru, outscoring the home team 20-10 in the paint.

After back-to-back three-point plays from the Jaguars, Ole Miss put the ball in the hands of senior McFarland, who promptly scored Ole Miss’ next three buckets and gave the Rebels a 22-17 lead at the 5:20 mark. The Rebels defense was able to hold the home team without a bucket for nearly five minutes and was able to extend its lead to 26-17 helped by a huge hustle play from Kenyotta Jenkins, who forced a Jaguar turnover at midcourt leading to a layup on the other end.

A triple from South Alabama’s Colby Davis ended the  home team’s scoring drought with 3:41 left to play, but the Rebels took a 32-26 lead into the halftime break. Ole Miss held a 30-19 rebounding edge and 12-5 advantage in second half points in the first frame.

Ole Miss continues its road swing with a televised contest at No. 9/9 Baylor on Wednesday (Dec. 18). The game will be televised on Fox Sports Southwest Plus (DirecTV: 676,677, DISH: 366,416)The Rebels are back at home to close out the non-conference slate on Dec. 30 against Austin Peay at 11:30 a.m.  For ticket information, go to OleMissTix.com or call the Ole Miss Ticket Office at 1-888-REB-TKTS (732-8587).

Rebel Sidelines
Valencia McFarland extends her scoring streak to 99 consecutive games and her consecutive games started streak to 89 games … Ole Miss wore its road red for the second time this season. The last time Ole Miss donned the red uniforms was in a win over Tulane (Nov. 30) Tianah Alvarado made her first appearance in the lasts six games … Tia Faleru double-double, seventh this season and 12th career … Ole Miss moves to 4-2 in the series and picks up its first win in Mobile since 1980-81 season … The road win is the second “true” road win for the Rebels this season and the second straight road victory for Ole Miss … Ole Miss topped 50 rebounds for the third time this season … The have had a player score 20 or more points in each of the last two games and in six of its last seven games.

 

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