Dec. 21, 2004
Tupelo, MS – Armintie Price had a double-double with 20 points and 12 rebounds in leading Ole Miss to a 67-54 victory over Clemson in women’s basketball action from the Bancorp South Center in Tupelo, MS. The Lady Rebels (7-3) opened the second half with a 20-2 run and never looked back. The Lady Tigers (5-6) struggled to 33.3 percent shooting from the field and were outrebounded by 13 in the contest.
The Lady Tigers also struggled in the turnover department, committing 21 in the game. The Lady Rebels did not fare much better. Ole Miss had 19 turnovers and shot just 35.5 percent from the field. However, the Lady Rebels shot 19 more free throws than the Lady Tigers. Ole Miss outscored Clemson 32-12 in the paint and 15-2 on second chance points.
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 second half was a completely different story for Clemson. The Lady Rebels opened 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.
After only two points in the first half, Price scored 18 in the second. She got to the free throw line 15 times in the game, more than the entire Clemson team. She had six steals to complete her superb all-around effort. Ashley Johnson scored 16 points for the Lady Rebels and hit 3-5 from outside the three-point line.
The Lady Tigers break for the holidays before returning to the court on January 2 when they play host to Georgetown at Littlejohn Coliseum.
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