Lady Rattlers Defeat University of Southern Mississippi 77-66

After coming off a four-game losing streak, the Lady Rattlers were able to come together to defeat the Golden Eagles, Tuesday night at the Reed-Green Colliseum in Hattiesburg. 

“It’s great to win,” head coach LeDawn Gibson told reporters. ” We played great basketball in the first half, and fell off some with their press in the second half. We solved the press and I was very pleased with the team effort.”

Senior Qiana Donald led the Rattlers with a double-double of 20 points and a game-high 17 rebounds that included 10 offensive rebounds. 

“I felt like my guards set me up to score,” Qiana Donald told reporters. “They were working hard to distribute the ball to me where I could get good shots. They handed me the ball in good spots and I was able to make the shots.”

FAMU you also had three other players in double figures. Sophomore Kimberly Sparkman and senior Antonia Bennett both gather 15 points each. Senior guard Tameka McKelton contributed with a total of 13 points in the Rattlers victory.  

FAMU got 25-second chance points off 23 offensive rebounds. FAMU led by as many as 27 points. The Lady Rattlers opened the second half with a 15-2 run. 

The Lady Rattlers will travel to Daytona Beach to face the Bethune-Cookman University Lady Wildcats for their first MEAC match-up of the season, Saturday, Dec. 3.

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