McFarland reaches milestone in loss to Georgia
Published 9:57 am Monday, February 10, 2014
Valencia McFarland recorded her 1,500th career point, but the Ole Miss women’s basketball team dropped a 84-63 road contest to Georgia Sunday at Georgia’s Stegeman Arena.
McFarland reached the milestone at the 1:01 mark of the first half draining a triple to become Ole Miss’ seventh player to record 1,500 points in a career. The senior point guard led the Rebels offense with 14 points and 10 assists for her second consecutive double-double.
Amber Singletary and Danielle McCray were also in double figures with 15 points and 11 points, respectively. McCray also led the rebounding efforts with 10 rebounds while Kenyotta Jenkins also added 10 rebounds.
The Rebels got as close as 19 points in the second half, but couldn’t find a way to stop the Lady Bulldogs who picked up their fifth straight win over Ole Miss (10-15, 1-10 SEC).
Auburn 51, Miss. State 43
After sprinting to an eight-point halftime advantage, Mississippi State managed only four field goals in the second half in a loss at Auburn.
The Lady Bulldogs (16-9, 3-8 SEC) were held to 15 points in the second half but were also hampered by 27 turnovers.
Tyrese Tanner posted a double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead Auburn (13-10, 4-6).
Martha Alwal paced MSU with 14 points but was limited to three rebounds.
“They make you play a little unorthodox,” MSU head coach Vic Schaefer said. “We obviously didn’t make shots.”