Lady Bulldogs open SEC play with trip to Vandy

By NEMS Daily Journal

Mississippi State’s women open up SEC play today at Vanderbilt.
The Lady Bulldogs (8-4) tip off against the Lady Commodores (9-5, 0-1 SEC) at 7 at Memorial Gymnasium. Vanderbilt opened its SEC slate on Sunday, losing to Ole Miss, 72-67. It’s looking to snap a three-game losing streak to MSU, which is coming off a 68-59 overtime loss to Lehigh one week ago.
The Lady Bulldogs lead the SEC in scoring defense (53.8 points per game) and are led offensively by junior guard Di’Amber Johnson (12.3 ppg) and senior forward Mary Kathryn Govero (11.8 ppg).
For Vandy, senior forward Hannah Toumi sets the tone at 14.2 ppg – sixth in the SEC – while freshman guard Jasmine Lister averages 13.5 ppg.