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FANNING-OTIS GOES FOR CAREER WIN NO. 600 AS MSU HOSTS SOUTH ALABAMA
Miss. – Sharon Fanning-Otis has enjoyed a heralded collegiate coaching
career. She tries to add another milestone to her illustrious list of
achievements Wednesday as she goes for career victory No. 600 when her
Lady Bulldogs host South Alabama at 7 p.m. at Humphrey Coliseum.
game will be broadcast on WKBB-FM 100.9 and WXWX-FM 96.3 in Tupelo. The
contest will also be broadcast via live video and audio to Maroon to
the Max subscribers.
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can be the 14th NCAA Division I coach to reach the 600-win plateau. In
her 36th year as a head coach, Fanning-Otis stands at 599-445 overall.
The 17th-year head coach of the Lady Bulldogs rates as MSU’s all-time
wins leader with a 272-217 mark.
Fanning-Otis notched win
No. 599 last Saturday as Mississippi State improved to 5-1 on the
season with a 56-42 win at Savannah State.
Bulldogs were paced in scoring by a career-high 18 points from senior
Ashley Brown. Drawing her first start of the season, Brown came one
rebound shy of a double-double. The Chicago native has averaged six
points and nearly eight rebounds per contest this season.
senior Diamber Johnson continues to top the Lady Bulldogs with a 16.2
ppg scoring average that ranks second in the Southeastern Conference.
Johnson also tops the squad in assists with 25 on the year.
senior, Porsha Porter, anchors a Bulldog defense that has held its last
two opponents to 25-percent or lower from the field. The native of
Chicago is averaging 4.2 steals per contest, a mark that rates second
in the SEC and 14th nationally.
Porter has also been solid on the offensive end of the floor, averaging a team second-most 12.5 ppg.
Martha Alwal has also made her presence defensively. The Worthington,
Minn., native rates second in the conference in rebounds (10.7 rpg) and
first in blocked shots with a 4.2 per-game tally that rates third in
South Alabama boasts an identical 5-1 record after recording wins against Texas-San Antonio and Utah last weekend.
Lady Jaguars are led in scoring by Camille Reynolds, who has averaged
14.5 ppg in a reserve capacity. Reynolds is also tied for the team lead
in steals with eight on the season.
Taylor Ammons, a Vicksburg native, paces South Alabama in rebounds with 7.5 per game while averaging 5.6 points per contest.
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