LADY BULLDOGS HOST XAVIER MONDAY NIGHT
STARKVILLE, Miss. –
Three days removed from a stellar season-opening win against
Jacksonville State, the Mississippi State women’s basketball team
continues a three-game homestand as it hosts Xavier Monday night at 7
p.m. at Humphrey Coliseum.
Radio for Monday’s game can be heard 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).
Fanning-Otis’ Lady Bulldogs welcome the Musketeers after rolling to a
78-41 win, State’s 300th home victory, against Jacksonville State in
Friday night’s season opener.
Mississippi State was paced
in scoring by senior Diamber Johnson, who poured in a career-high 30
points. Going back to last season, the Pontotoc native has had a hot
hand, scoring at an 18.5 clip over her last nine games.
senior Porsha Porter was the other Lady Bulldog in double-figures,
chipping in 10 points while tallying seven of MSU’s 24 steals in the
In addition to the steals, MSU’s defensive
presence was shown in the paint where the team blocked a school-record
14 shots. Freshman Martha Alwal swatted 10 of those, giving her the top
mark in MSU annals in her collegiate debut.
The Worthington, Minn., native tallied a double-double Friday, pulling down 11 rebounds to go with her school-record 10 blocks.
State will need another strong defensive effort as it meets Xavier for
the fourth time since 2009. MSU will be looking to bounce back from a
61-36 setback last season in Cincinnati.
Musketeers opened the season with a 66-61 win against Eastern Kentucky
on Saturday. Four Xavier players hit double figures, led by Tyeasha
Moss who collected a double-double with 22 points and 12 rebounds.
Lynette Holmes and Jessica Pachko tallied 11 points each, while Amber Gray chipped in 10 for first-year head coach Amy Waugh.