USM defeated Western Kentucky 69-63 on Thursday night. Courtesy: WDAM
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -
After losing four straight, the Lady Eagles have responded with two straight wins including a 69-63 win over the Conference USA’s top-ranked team Western Kentucky on Thursday.
Sophomore Shonte Hailes paced Southern Miss with 17 points and seven assists. Senior Jayla King recorded her tenth double-double of the season with ten points and 13 rebounds while junior Amber Landing stepped up big with 11 points, seven rebounds and three blocks.
The victory brings USM’s record to 15-13 (7-8 C-USA) with just one regular season game left. The Lady Eagles host FIU on Saturday at 2 p.m.