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Southern Miss tops Memphis in Conference tournament


It took her team three tries, but Joy Lee McNelis's Lady Eagles finally topped the University of Memphis in 2013, and they did it with a 67-58 win in the first round of the Conference USA tournament.

Jamierra Faulkner lead the way with 28 points and six assists in the win, while All-Conference Freshman Jerontay Clemons added 19 points and nine boards, helping the team come back from an 11-point first half deficit.

With 1:36 left to go until the half, Lauren McGraw put the Tigers up by 11, but a Clemons fast-break layup with 6:00 minutes left capped a 16-0 run that gave the Eagles a 53-42 lead. The Black and Gold never looked back after that.

The University of Southern Mississippi will meet East Carolina University for round two of the tournament on Thursday at 7:30 pm.


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