The Ole Miss Lady Rebels returned home from a 48-point loss at Texas Tech Sunday to post a 48-point win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff Tuesday night.
Granted the Lady Golden Lions, who fell to Ole Miss 89-41, aren't anywhere near the caliber of the Big 12 and national power Lady Red Raiders. Still Ole Miss head coach Carol Ross was pleased that her team got back into the win column before 1,185 fans in Oxford.
"Winning always beats losing," said Ross, whose team improved to 5-3 on the season.
She immediately mentioned that the squad is almost complete now with the return of sophomore guard Armintie Price (who missed the Texas Tech game because of a death in the family) and senior center Amber Terrell (academically ineligible the first semester).
"We were almost at full throttle tonight," Ross said. "You could see what those two being on the floor mean to us. Armintie Price changes the complexion of the game through her rebounding and through her defensive pressure. She just lifts us up and makes us go faster. It certainly becomes our team and our style of play when she's on the court.
"Amber Terrell has the size and a presence where she is able to influence the game on both ends of the court. She's still a little rusty, and she will get better and progress fairly quickly."
The Lady Rebs wasted no time taking control. It was 15-0 with 14 minutes to go in the first half. A 3-pointer by freshman guard Lindsay Roy gave UM a 43-10 lead with 4:17 to go in the first half. Ole Miss led 45-10 at the break.
The Ole Miss lead reached 53 points (83-30) before this one was finished. Price led Ole Miss with 21 points.
"Hopefully we can get on a little roll here," said Ross, whose team plays Grambling State in Oxford Thursday at 7 p.m. "Winning always helps. We've had some good practices this week. We're already looking forward to Thursday night."
Lady Rebs roll over Arkansas-Pine Bluff
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