Lady Eagles end tourney with loss - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Lady Eagles end tourney with loss

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

The University of Southern Mississippi women's basketball coach Joye Lee-McNelis expected Wednesday's Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic matchup against Northern Kentucky to be a grinder.

This expectation was met and it gave the Lady Eagles their second loss in tournament play, 58-53. They finished the week with a 1-2 record (defeated Xavier).

Lee-McNelis' goal of preparing her team for the late season push was met as well.

"Coming to Las Vegas was a great opportunity for us to see how we'd react in a tournament situation," Lee-McNelis said. "Three games in three days is so important. We all have to learn, players and coaches. We all have to reflect, see what we see back and make the change."

Freshman point guard Shonte Hailes proved the college stage isn't too big for her, pouring in a team-high 19 points. Megan Brown paced the Lady Eagles with 12 rebounds.

Now 8-4 on the season, USM opens up Conference USA play December 28 at Louisiana Tech.

Copyright 2016 WDAM. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • Lady Bobcats make history with national championship

    Lady Bobcats make history with national championship

  • USM sweeps for 1st time at Marshall with wild 18-9 win

    USM sweeps for 1st time at Marshall with wild 18-9 win

    Saturday, May 19 2018 11:46 PM EDT2018-05-20 03:46:50 GMT
    USM sweeps for 1st time at Marshall with wild 18-9 win; (Photo Source: WSAZ-TV)USM sweeps for 1st time at Marshall with wild 18-9 win; (Photo Source: WSAZ-TV)

    The University of Southern Mississippi ended Saturday’s regular-season baseball finale at Marshall University the same way it started, with a bang. The 18th-ranked Golden Eagles sent 13 batters to the plate in both the second and ninth innings, scoring eight runs in each, as USM finished off a first-ever sweep of the Thundering Herd on its home turf with a 18-9 victory at Epling Stadium.

    More >>

    The University of Southern Mississippi ended Saturday’s regular-season baseball finale at Marshall University the same way it started, with a bang. The 18th-ranked Golden Eagles sent 13 batters to the plate in both the second and ninth innings, scoring eight runs in each, as USM finished off a first-ever sweep of the Thundering Herd on its home turf with a 18-9 victory at Epling Stadium.

    More >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Man accuses Laurel PD of police brutality

    EXCLUSIVE: Man accuses Laurel PD of police brutality

    Saturday, May 19 2018 10:54 PM EDT2018-05-20 02:54:05 GMT
    Man accuses Laurel PD of police brutality ; (Photo Source: WDAM)Man accuses Laurel PD of police brutality ; (Photo Source: WDAM)

    A man is recovering from injuries after he claims he was beaten by officers with the Laurel Police Department. Thirty-six-year-old James Barnett indicated the incident took place on Tuesday, May 15.

    More >>

    A man is recovering from injuries after he claims he was beaten by officers with the Laurel Police Department. Thirty-six-year-old James Barnett indicated the incident took place on Tuesday, May 15.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly