MSU wins battle of Bulldogs; Rebels fall



Daily Journal, wire reports

STARKVILLE – The Mississippi State women’s basketball team enjoyed a Super Sunday as they beat Georgia for the second year in a row. Martha Alwal led the way with 20 points and 7 rebounds in an 80-67 victory at Humphrey Coliseum.

Katia May scored a career-high 17 points and Breanna Richardson added 13 for the Bulldogs (16-7, 3-6 SEC).

“We executed and were committed to playing together,” May said. “On the defensive end, we played well. On offense, we did a good job of getting the ball to the open person.”

Erika Ford scored a game-high 27 points for Georgia (15-7, 3-6).

No. 7. South Carolina visits MSU on Thursday.

Also Sunday

Florida 81, Ole Miss 60: Tia Faleru’s 11th double-double, 21 points and 14 rebounds, led the Rebels (10-13, 1-8).

Kayla Lewis had 19 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Gators (16-6, 6-3). Antionette Bannister added 18 points.

No. 10 Tennessee visits Oxford on Thursday night.

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