Privateers defeated by Mississippi State in Wednesday tilt

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Jayla Kimbrough

STARKVILLE, Miss. – The New Orleans Privateers women’s basketball team was defeated 87-26 by the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Wednesday afternoon at the Humphrey Coliseum.

The Privateers held the Bulldogs to an empty first two possessions to start the day. Mississippi State got on the board with a layup from Lauren Park-Lane at the 8:27 mark in the first quarter. That jump started an 8-0 run to begin the game.

New Orleans got their first points of the afternoon when Brianna Ellis made a layup after stealing the ball away from Jessika Carter. The Privateers held Mississippi State in check through the first seven minutes but a 13-point outburst by the Bulldogs over the final three minutes of the quarter grew their lead well into double figures.

DeArica Pryor scored a layup in the final second of the first half but the Bulldogs were in command at that point, leading 43-10 at halftime. The Bulldogs shot 53.2 percent from the field in the first half.

Jayla Kimbrough led all Privateer scorers with seven points. Patricia Sherrill made her season debut and pulled down three rebounds in 13 minutes. Nahja Scott scored all six of her points in the second half.

The Bulldogs were led by JerKaila Jordan who scored 24 points on 9-of-15 from the field. Carter added 13 points and 13 rebounds for the home team.

The Privateers home opener is up next when they face Alcorn State on Nov. 21 at Lakefront Arena. Tip is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

For 54 seasons, Privateer student-athletes have had the unique experience of wearing New Orleans across their chests. Like the city itself, our sports teams have been fueled by resiliency, grit, and the unquenchable desire to win. Our city also houses the nation’s biggest celebration each year. And much like a Mardi Gras parade krewe, we are tethered to our community through pride, tradition, a culture of acceptance, and finally our commitment to show that New Orleans is a world-class city to live, learn, play and work. We invite you to become more involved with the only University that truly represents New Orleans all day, every day. Join #NOLAsTeam, We Are Your Krewe!
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