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Clemson Women’s Basketball To Host Ole Miss On Monday

Clemson Women’s Basketball To Host Ole Miss On Monday

Nov. 20, 2005

CLEMSON, SC – The Lady Tigers basketball team (0-3) will play host to the Mississippi Lady Rebels on Monday, Nov. 21. Game time is set for 5:30 PM at Littlejohn Coliseum. Fans can follow Monday’s action with Dan Scott on 104.9 WCCP or by accessing livestats on www.clemsontigers.com. Senior center Amanda Frist leads the Clemson team, averaging 9.0 points and 5.0 rebounds per game, while backup center Adrianne Bradshaw also has a 9.0 point per game scoring mark. Frist collected her 500th career rebound against Tennessee Tech on Friday night as she posted 13 points and seven boards in the contest.

The Series Clemson has edged Ole Miss 2-1 all-time, but the Lady Rebels claimed last year’s contest by a score of 67-54 in Tulepo, MS. The Lady Tigers have won the only game played on their home court, claiming a 71-63 decision during the 1999-2000 season.

In last year’s contest, Lady Rebel Armintie Price had a double-double with 20 points and 12 rebounds in leading Ole Miss to victory at the Bancorp South Center in Tupelo, MS. The Lady Rebels opened the second half with a 20-2 run and never looked back. The Lady Tigers struggled to 33.3 percent shooting from the field and were outrebounded by 13 in the contest.

Tasha Phillips overcame foul trouble and scored some late points for a team-high 15, including three outside the arc. She was 6-15 from the field and 3-8 from the three-point line. Reggie Maddox had another solid all-around effort for the Lady Tigers. The junior guard had 13 points, seven rebounds, three assists, and three steals. She attempted only one shot in the second half, however.

The first half featured good defense from both squads. Ole Miss got off to a hot start and led 11-3 early on in the game, but the Lady Tigers clawed back into it with an 11-2 run to take one of only two leads it had the entire game. Maddox hit a three-pointer at the first-half buzzer to put Clemson within one point at intermission.

The Lady Rebels opened the second half on a 20-2 run, led by Price. Clemson did not score a field goal for over seven minutes to open the half until Carrie Whitehurst hit a running floater in the lane. Clemson was plagued by foul trouble in the second half, as nine were called on the Lady Tigers in the first seven minutes.

Scouting Ole Miss The Lady Rebels of Mississippi easily defeated the Rice Owls in their first game of the 2005-06 season, winning an 110-63 decision on Friday, Nov. 18. Five players scored in double figures, led by Arminitie Price with 23 points to go along with 10 rebounds.

Price returns for her senior season as a Lady Rebel as the reigning SEC Defensive Player-of-the-Year and a first-team All-SEC selection for the 2004-05 season. She is also a preseason Wooden Award Candidate after becoming the first player in SEC history to lead the league in scoring, rebounding, steals and field goal percentage. Eight other letterwinners are back for head coach Carol Ross’s 2005-06 squad that finished last season with a 19-11 overall record.

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