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STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State fans can start the Thanksgiving holiday with some hoops as the Lady Bulldog basketball team hosts Mississippi Valley State in a special 12 p.m. tip Wednesday afternoon at Humphrey Coliseum.
The 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.
Fans can follow Mississippi State women’s hoops during the season on Twitter (www.twitter.com/mstateWBK) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/mstateWBK).
Head coach Sharon Fanning-Otis’ squad returns home with a 3-1 record following a setback to defending national champion and sixth-ranked Texas A&M.
The Lady Bulldogs were paced in scoring for the fourth-straight game by Diamber Johnson. Johnson continues to lead the SEC with a 19.8 ppg scoring average. The Pontotoc, Miss., native notched 14 points against the Aggies, giving her 12-straight games in double figures going back to the last season.
Fellow senior Porsha Porter also tallied 12 points in Sunday’s contest to bring her season average to 12.3 ppg. The Chicago native has also been stellar on the defensive end of the court, tallying an SEC-best 19 steals (4.8 per game).
Freshman Martha Alwal has also made her presence known on defense, topping the conference with 11.8 rebounds while rating second in the league with 4.3 blocks per game.
The Lady Bulldogs will be meeting Mississippi Valley State for the 16th time in program history, with the Maroon & White holding a 13-2 advantage that includes 12-straight wins.
This season’s Delta Devilettes boast a 1-2 record with losses to Marquette and Nebraska and a win against Concordia College (Ala.).
Ka’Neshia Smith and Alia Frank pace Mississippi Valley State in scoring with 11.3 ppg each. De’Kisha Fondon tops the Delta Devilettes on the boards with a 6.7 per-game average.



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