UM women rebound with big win over Fordham

NEW ORLEANS – Junior forward Danetra Forrest pulled down nine rebounds, including eight on the offensive glass and had 16 first-half points in leading Ole Miss (10-4) to a 99-43 win over Fordham (2-10) in the consolation game of the 2006 Tulane DoubleTree Classic on Saturday evening at Fogelman Arena.

The Rebels pounded the glass and took care of the basketball in bouncing back from Friday's loss to UT-Arlington in the opening round of the tournament. Ole Miss pulled down 54 rebounds compared to Fordham's 21 and committed just 10 turnovers after being outrebounded and turning the ball over a season's high 29 times on Friday. The Rebels tallied 66 points in the paint, while FU had just six.

Forrest was the key from the opening minutes of play for Ole Miss outdoing the Rams all by herself in the opening period. Her nine caroms were one more than Fordham tallied as they entered the break with just eight boards. She finished the game with 16 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks in just 19 minutes.

Ole Miss raced out to a 14-point lead and led 35-2 on a lay-up by Forrest with just over 10 minutes to play in the first half. Another lay-up by freshman guard Shantell Black gave the Rebels their largest lead of the first half at 46-8 with less than seven minutes to play in the half. The Rebels led 54-19 at the half with 10-of-13 players getting on the scoreboard.

Freshman forward Elizabeth Robertson became the 13th and final Ole Miss player to score in the game with a three-point basket with 2:22 remaining in the game. Robertson's triple gave the Rebels their largest lead of 61 points.

Senior guard Armintie Price tallied her 45th career double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Price also had six assists and three steals on her way to earning All-Tournament Team honors.

Sophomore center Shawn Goff, who picked up her first start of the year, poured in 12 points and added five boards. Junior guard-forward Carla Bartee also tallied 12 points and recorded six rebounds and five steals.

Junior guard Lindsay Roy made 3-of-4 from beyond the arc on her way to nine points, while sophomore forward Brandi Tipton turned in six points and seven rebounds and freshman center Daphnee Frieson had six points and four rebounds.

Beth Troutt had 23 points for Fordham. Troutt, who also picked up All-Tournament Team honors, made 5-of-11 from the three-point line. Lisa Carroll added 11 points for the Rams.

Ole Miss made 55.3 percent of their shots, hitting 42-of-76 shots. They also had 22 assists and 13 steals.

Ole Miss will return to action on Tuesday, Jan. 2, when they play host to Nicholls State in its final non-conference game and first game of the new year. Game time is slated for 7 p.m. in Tad Smith Coliseum.

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