By NEMS Daily Journal
Lady Bulldogs struggle in home loss to Arkansas
STARKVILLE – Mississippi State saw its modest two-game win streak snapped with a 51-35 loss to Arkansas in a SEC women’s basketball game played Thursday night at Humphrey Coliseum.
With the defeat, MSU slipped to 13-7 overall and 3-4 in conference play, while
Arkansas improved to 15-5 and 4-4.
The Lady Bulldogs shot 25.5 percent from the field – second worst in a game this season.
MSU was held below 40 points for the first time this season.
For the contest, the Lady Bulldogs made 13 of 51 shots from the field (25.5 percent), 1 of 15 shots from 3-point range (6.7 percent) and 8 of 13 shots from the foul line.
Porsha Porter and Martha Alwal each led MSU with seven points apiece. Leading scorer Diamber Johnson had six points, matching her lowest point total of the season.
Alwal had a team-high 14 rebounds and blocked six shots.
Ole Miss women fall at South Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Ole Miss women’s basketball team fell on the road at South Carolina 61-43 Thursday night in SEC play.
With the loss, Ole Miss fell to 12-9 overall (2-6 SEC) while South Carolina who is receiving
votes in both national polls this week, improved to 16-5 overall (5-3 SEC).
Valencia McFarland and Tia Faleru each ended the game with 12 points. Faleru added a team-high nine rebounds.
For the game, Ole Miss shot 35.4 percent from the floor (17-48) while South Carolina shot 41.3 percent (26-63).
Ole Miss will host Auburn Sunday at 1 p.m. The game will be televised on FSN.