McFarland Scores 20 Points As Rebels Fall To McNeese State

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Tia Faleru (photo by Joshua McCoy)
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Tia Faleru (photo by Joshua McCoy)
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Dec. 29, 2012

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NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Ole Miss women’s basketball team used a balanced scoring attack with three players scoring in double figures but it wasn’t enough as McNeese State beat Ole Miss 80-75 Saturday afternoon in the Tulane DoubleTree Classic.

With the loss Ole Miss fell to 6-6 while McNeese State improved to 4-5. Ole Miss will play Eastern Michigan tomorrow at 1 p.m.

Valencia McFarland recorded her 11th career 20-point game with a team-high 20 points. She also added eight assists in the game for her 31st career game with five or more assists, including seven games this year. Tia Faleru recorded her second career double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds. 

Gracie Frizzell added 14 points for the Rebels, including four threes.  Kenyotta Jenkins added nine points and 11 rebounds as the Rebels outrebounded the Cowgirls 54-47.

­­Ole Miss used an 8-2 run, including a pair of threes from Amber Singletary, to take a 20-12 lead over McNeese State with 11:29 left in the half. The Cowgirls took their first lead of the game with 8:17 to play as they went up 22-20.

McNeese pushed its lead to six before a jumper from Faleru tied the game at 28-28 with 4:15 remaining in the half.

The last three minutes of the first half featured five lead changes and one tie as the Rebels went into the half leading, 38-37. Faleru recorded 12 point and six rebounds in the first half while McFarland added eight points and three assists. The Rebels shot 38.1 percent (16-42) from the floor while the Cowgirls show 33.3 percent (12-36).

Frizzell hit threes on back-to-back possessions for Ole Miss to start the second half as the Rebels went up 44-37, with just under a minute gone in the half.

McNeese State led 63-54 with 8:35 to play but a three-point play from McFarland put Ole Miss up one, 64-63, with 5:44 remaining.

With the game tied at 68-68 with under four minutes to play, the Cowgirls went up 75-68 with 2:18 to play.

Jenkins recorded a career-high four blocks while Singletary tied her career high with four assists.

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