Dominique Davis’ career day lifts the Lady Eagles past William Carey 81-58

HATTIESBURG, MS – Dominique Davis had a career-high 36 points, which rallied the Southern Miss Lady Eagles past William Carey 81-58 to start the season 1-0. William Carey led most of the contest until a crucial 12-0 run in the third fueled a comeback, led by nine points from Davis.

“I’m just a competitor. I want to win, and that goes with a lot of emotion, and you can see it. I’m working on not showing my frustration, like when I was frustrated with that first half and myself. So, coming out, I knew there needed to be a spark, and you know, why not me,” Davis said.

To be expected, the first quarter was sloppy since it was the first game. The Lady Eagles shot 25% from the floor and had 11 points. Davis led the Golden Eagles in the first quarter with six points.

“It was ugly. It was definitely ugly. I think we were just trying to find a rhythm. We were out players, it’s early in the year, and we are still trying to figure out us,” Davis said.

The Lady Eagles settled in a bit in the second quarter opening a 10-5 run to get back into the contest. William Carey battled back, though, and had their lead for most of the second quarter. They were able to tie the game, but the Crusaders got the lead back before halftime for a 35-30 score.

“It was ugly, but more, it was frustrating. We said that against our exhibition game against Auburn Montgomery. But I mean, you can’t have that in back-to-back games. That’s why we play the exhibition games,” Head Coach Joye Lee-McNelis said.

The Lady Eagles were shooting 30% from the floor at the half, combined with six turnovers. Davis still led the team at

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