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LADY BULLDOGS HOST LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE MONDAY LOOKING TO WRAP PERFECT HOME NON-CONFERENCE SLATE
Miss. – Defending the home court is essential in making a run at the
postseason. The Mississippi State women’s basketball team will attempt
to finish the home portion of its non-conference schedule undefeated
Monday night when it hosts Louisiana-Lafayette in a 7 p.m. tip at
Monday’s game will be broadcast on
WKBB-FM 100.9 and WXWX-FM 96.3. The contest will also be broadcast via
live video and audio to Maroon to the Max subscribers.
can follow Mississippi State women’s hoops during the season on Twitter
(www.twitter.com/mstateWBK) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/mstateWBK).
coach Sharon Fanning-Otis’ squad improved to 7-0 at home and 7-2
overall Friday night with a 71-57 win against in-state foe Southern
Senior Porsha Porter sparked the Lady
Bulldogs as she poured in a season-high 25 points. The Chicago native
has had the hot hand lately, averaging 20.7 points over her last three
games to raise her season total to 14.8 ppg.
Porter is the
team’s second-leading scorer behind fellow senior Diamber Johnson, who
is averaging 18.3 ppg after an 11-point showing against the Golden
Eagles. Johnson, who tops the SEC in scoring, enters Monday’s game five
points away from No. 800 for her career.
Alwal returned to the starting lineup and tallied nine points and four
rebounds. The SEC’s leading shot blocker with 3.6 per game, Alwal is
tallying 7.2 points and 8.9 rebounds per contest.
Ashley Brown has also been stellar on the glass this season. The
Chicago native claimed her third-straight game with double-figure
boards Friday night as she collected 10 to raise her season tally to
8.5 per contest.
State meets a Louisiana-Lafayette team
that is 5-5 under head coach Errol Rogers, a former Mississippi State
assistant. The Ragin’ Cajuns have won four of their last five games,
including a 72-67 win at Bethune-Cookman on Friday.
Krystal Motley tops her team with a 14.3 scoring average. Kemi Rotibi paces ULL with 7.2 rebounds per game and 21 blocks.
Monday’s game, the Lady Bulldogs break for Christmas before heading to
Reno, Nev., for the Dec. 29-30 Reno-Tahoe Classic that includes
Oklahoma State, Long Island and host Nevada.
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