Late swoon costs Ole Miss

Published 10:00 am Monday, January 27, 2014

OXFORD — Theresa Plaisance scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as No. 15 LSU (16-4, 5-2 Southeastern Conference) held Ole Miss without a point over the final 31⁄2 minutes of the game to secure a 66-56 win on Sunday.

Diara Moore’s two free throws with 3:44 to play cut the LSU lead to a single point, 57-56, but the Rebels missed their last six shots, three from 3-point range, while LSU converted 5 of 6 from the free throw line in the final minute.

Moore led Ole Miss (10-11, 1-6) with 17 points.

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Mississippi State 69, Missouri 62

STARKVILLE — Freshman Dominique Dillingham scored a career-high 21 points to lead Mississippi State (15-6, 2-5 Southeastern Conference) to a 69-62 win over Missouri on Sunday.

Martha Alwal added 13 points, 13 rebounds and three blocked shots, while Breanna Richardson scored 15 points. The Bulldogs shot 48.1 percent (13-for-27) in the second half to overcome a five-point deficit at halftime.

Bri Kulas and Morgan Eye led Missouri (13-7, 2-5) with 14 points apiece.

About Ernest Bowker

Ernest Bowker is The Vicksburg Post's sports editor. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post's sports staff since 1998, making him one of the longest-tenured reporters in the paper's 140-year history. The New Jersey native is a graduate of LSU. In his career, he has won more than 50 awards from the Mississippi Press Association and Associated Press for his coverage of local sports in Vicksburg.

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