Hailes, Brown spark Lady Eagles past MTSU, 61-53 - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Hailes, Brown spark Lady Eagles past MTSU, 61-53

(Photo source: USM) (Photo source: USM)
MURFREESBORO, TN -

For a second consecutive Conference USA road game, the University of Southern Mississippi Lady Eagles took the lead after the first quarter and never gave it back.

And, for a second consecutive game Conference USA road game, sophomore guard Shonte Hailes and junior swingman Megan Brown were big reasons why.

Hailes posted her first double-double of the season Saturday afternoon with a game-high 20 points and a career-best 13 rebounds and Brown added 10 points and six rebounds as USM downed Middle Tennessee State University 61-53.

USM (11-7, 3-2 C-USA) won its third consecutive game and second straight road conference win.

The Lady Eagles led 18-14 after one quarter and by six at halftime. USM held that edge through three quarters before outscoring the Lady Blue Raiders by two in the final period.

The Lady Eagles dominated the boards, outrebounding MTSU 42-25, with USM collecting 16 rebounds on the offensive end.

The Lady Blue Raiders (11-8, 3-3) were led by junior forward Alex Johnson, who finished with 17 points, five rebounds, three assists and two blocked shots.

USM will return home next week for a two-game homestand at Green Coliseum, starting with a 6 p.m. game Thursday against University of North Carolina-Charlotte. The Lady 49ers defeated the Lady Eagles 66-56 on Jan. 4 in Charlotte, N.C.

Copyright WDAM 2018. All Rights Reserved. 

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • USM women’s golf finishes sixth at C-USA championship

    USM women’s golf finishes sixth at C-USA championship

    Thursday, April 19 2018 5:51 PM EDT2018-04-19 21:51:22 GMT

    Paced by Nichada Satasuk, Miranda Holt and Valentina Haupt, the University of Southern Mississippi moved up two spots to finish sixth at the 2018 Conference USA Women’s Golf Championship played at the Verandah Club’s Old Orange Course.

    More >>

    Paced by Nichada Satasuk, Miranda Holt and Valentina Haupt, the University of Southern Mississippi moved up two spots to finish sixth at the 2018 Conference USA Women’s Golf Championship played at the Verandah Club’s Old Orange Course.

    More >>
  • Man charged with capital murder in Dewey St. homicide

    Man charged with capital murder in Dewey St. homicide

    Thursday, April 19 2018 5:27 PM EDT2018-04-19 21:27:57 GMT
    Andrew Presley, 53, who was charged with hindering prosecution on April 12, was brought back in Thursday and questioned on evidence in the case, leading to the murder charge. (Photo source: HPD)Andrew Presley, 53, who was charged with hindering prosecution on April 12, was brought back in Thursday and questioned on evidence in the case, leading to the murder charge. (Photo source: HPD)

    Hattiesburg police charged a man with capital murder on Thursday in the homicide investigation of 63-year-old Deborah McGee.  Andrew Presley, 53, who was charged with hindering prosecution on April 12, was brought back in Thursday and questioned on evidence in the case, leading to the murder charge. Presley has a child with McGee's niece, Ebony Lambert, 40, who was charged with hindering prosecution on Wednesday.  Jordan Stewart, 53, of Hattiesburg was...

    More >>

    Hattiesburg police charged a man with capital murder on Thursday in the homicide investigation of 63-year-old Deborah McGee.  Andrew Presley, 53, who was charged with hindering prosecution on April 12, was brought back in Thursday and questioned on evidence in the case, leading to the murder charge. Presley has a child with McGee's niece, Ebony Lambert, 40, who was charged with hindering prosecution on Wednesday.  Jordan Stewart, 53, of Hattiesburg was...

    More >>
  • Native Ways School Day event teaches kids Native American culture

    Native Ways School Day event teaches kids Native American culture

    Thursday, April 19 2018 5:07 PM EDT2018-04-19 21:07:17 GMT
    Fourth-grade kids from Oak Grove Longleaf Elementary learned about the Native American culture at Native Ways School Day. (Photo source: WDAM)Fourth-grade kids from Oak Grove Longleaf Elementary learned about the Native American culture at Native Ways School Day. (Photo source: WDAM)
    Fourth-grade kids from Oak Grove Longleaf Elementary learned about the Native American culture at Native Ways School Day. (Photo source: WDAM)Fourth-grade kids from Oak Grove Longleaf Elementary learned about the Native American culture at Native Ways School Day. (Photo source: WDAM)
    Students from the University of Southern Mississippi and members from the Golden Eagle Intertribal Society educated elementary kids during its Native Ways School Day event Thursday at Willie Hinton Park in Petal. “It’s important because our cultures need to be humbled and honored in some sort of way," said USM senior Lanena John, who is president of the Golden Eagle Intertribal Society and a proud member of the Mississippi band of Chocta...More >>
    Students from the University of Southern Mississippi and members from the Golden Eagle Intertribal Society educated elementary kids during its Native Ways School Day event Thursday at Willie Hinton Park in Petal. “It’s important because our cultures need to be humbled and honored in some sort of way," said USM senior Lanena John, who is president of the Golden Eagle Intertribal Society and a proud member of the Mississippi band of Chocta...More >>
Powered by Frankly