By Austin Bishop
The Choctaw Plaindealer
After dropping an SEC road loss to LSU on Wednesday the Lady Bulldogs of Mississippi State bounced back in a big way to take an 80-67 win over Georgia on Sunday afternoon at Humphrey Coliseum.
The win push MUS to 16-7 overall and 3-6 overall. Next up for MSU is a 7 p.m. home game on Thursday against South Carolina.
“I am really proud of my kids,” said MSU head women’s coach Vic Schaefer. “Give the Good Lord credit for the effort and energy those kids played with. Georgia is really good. They have a Hall of Fame coach. I love how we competed today. We threw the first punch and I thought we kept punching.”
The Holmes Community College men’s and women’s basketball team were swept by Northwest Mississippi on Monday as the HCC Lady Bulldogs drooped an 69-61 decision and the NWMCC men beat Holmes 85-79.
The East Webster girls took a 68-37 win over county rival Eupora on Tuesday behind a 19-point effort by Quantesha Patterson. In other girls hoops action French Camp defeated Ethel, 46-34, Noxapater downed West Oktibbeha 77-43, and Louisville took a win over Winona 68-27.
In boys action Eupora defeated East Webster 49-39 while FCA beat Ethel 62-50, Winston lost to Heritage 71-43 and Louisville beat Winona 56-48.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs played No. 3-ranked Florida tough at Humphrey Coliseum, but came up short in a 62-51 decision. Senior Colin Borchert led the Bulldogs with 15 points, while Roquez Johnson pull down eight rebounds.
Despite picking up 26 points from senior guard Marshall Henderson, the Ole Miss Rebels dropped a crucial SEC road game to Tennessee by the score of 86-70. The Rebs couldn’t overcome the Volunteers 41-29 halftime lead.
Despite holding a 26-21 halftime lead, the MSU women could not pull off the road win against LSU as the Lady Bulldogs dropped a 65-56 decision. Katia May led State with 12 points.
East Central Community College was swept by visiting Meridian Community College, as the Lady Warriors fell 82-64 to the Lady Eagles and the East Central men were nipped 75-71 despite 15 points from Jacques Johnson.
In other junior college action the EMCC men beat Holmes 71-63 and the Lady Lions of East Mississippi posted a 63-48 win over the Lady Bulldogs.
The South Carolina Lady Gamecocks had little trouble getting past Ole Miss 99-70. Valencia McFarland scored 24 points to lead Ole Miss, while Tia Faleru hit for 19.
Nyang Wek scorched the nets for 36 points to lead French Camp to an 87-81 win over league foe McAdams. Other boys scores saw, Winston County drop a tough one to Newton County Academy 46-43, while Choctaw County’s game at Raleigh was postponed.
Hanna Hamilton scored a team-high 19 points to lead Noxapater to a 56-50 win over league foe West Lowndes, while Ethel fell to McAdams 60-35,
The MSU men’s tennis team remained undefeated on the season with a 4-3 win over homestanding Texas Tech.
Four Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles scored in double figures as the home team moved to 19-3 overall on the season and 6-1 in league play.
The Ole Miss Rebels trail by as many as 15 points in the second half but rallied to take an important 75-71 home league win over South Carolina. The Rebels closed the game with a 29-10 run, and Jarvis Summers scored eight of Ole Miss’ last 11 points as the Rebs moved to 15-6 overall and 6-2 in the SEC. Henderson led Ole Miss with 21 points while Summers had 15, LaDarius White 12 and Aaron Jones 11.
The MSU men fought back from a 13-point second-half deficit, but couldn’t quite pull off the comeback in Nashville as Vanderbilt held on for a low-scoring 55-49 win. Fred Davis scored 16 points for MSU, while Gavin Ware had nine points and eight rebounds.
The Mississippi State men’s tennis team moved to 6-0 with a 5-2 win over Rice in a match at Lubbock, Texas, while the Lady Bulldogs fell to Texas A&M 4-1 in ITA Kickoff Weekend match in College Station Texas.
The Lady Lions of East Mississippi College dropped a 67-58 road decision to Shelton State. Shelton is ranked No. 5 in the country.
The French Camp Panthers lost to Montgomery County 66-56, while the Lady Panthers of FCA had no trouble taking a solid 42-18 win over Montgomery County.
Three Lady Bulldogs scored in double figures to lead Mississippi State to the 80-67 home win over traditional SEC power Georgia. Martha Alwal led MSU with 20 points, while May scored 17 and Breanna Richardson 13, including a 7-for-7 performance from the free throw line.
The Lady Rebels of Ole Miss fell to 1-8 in SEC play with an 81-60 home loss to Florida. Ole Miss, now 10-13 overall, was led by Faleru who had 21 points and 14 rebounds.
The MSU women’s tennis team bounced back from a loss on Saturday, to take a 4-2 win over San Jose State.