Lady Eagle Basketball Team Hits the Court for First Practice - WHLT 22 Connecting the Pine Belt

Lady Eagle Basketball Team Hits the Court for First Practice

Posted: Updated:

The countdown begins for the Lady Eagle basketball team.

"We've got about 38 days before our first tipoff," says Southern Miss senior point guard Jamierra Faulkner.

"It's actually 38 days until we tip it off for real," says Southern Miss head women's basketball coach Joye Lee-Mcnelis. "Now it's 37."

With day one of practice already in the books, the tenth-year head coach knows Nov. 8 is right around the corner.

"Time flies," says Lee-McNelis. "It does not stop, and every player every day has to make a step - make one step higher so that we can rise up as one."

The Lady Eagles look to do that by building on last year's 15-16 overall record, the kind of improvement that starts in the gym.

"We want effort and we want a great attitude, and if we do that we'll be able to accomplish a lot of things at our practices," says Lee-McNelis.

By translating today's hard work to the season ahead, the Lady Eagles lay the foundation for success.

"We're preparing and we're working hard, and if we work hard and don't cheat ourselves, we have no choice but to come out on top," says Faulkner.

"We want to be better so we will be prepared to win a conference championship," says Lee-McNelis.

The Lady Eagles return to the court tomorrow for practice number two at 7:30 in the morning.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • 2 Southern states deny thousands of license plates each year

    2 Southern states deny thousands of license plates each year

    Monday, April 14 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-04-14 21:59:44 GMT
    We've all seen the personalized license plates that are tough to figure out. In fact, license plates must meet a certain standard. And, they must make it past a special group of DMV workers who sort
    We've all seen the personalized license plates that are tough to figure out. In fact, license plates must meet a certain standard. And, they must make it past a special group of DMV workers who sort
  • Hattiesburg Man Pleads Guilty To Child Pornography

    Hattiesburg Man Pleads Guilty To Child Pornography

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-04-15 22:40:06 GMT
    Grantham Anthony Mitchell, Photo Courtesy of Forrest Co. JailGrantham Anthony Mitchell, Photo Courtesy of Forrest Co. Jail
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The following press release is from the Department of Justice: Hattiesburg, Miss - Grantham Armstrong Mitchell, 20, of Hattiesburg, pled guilty in U.S. District Court today to production
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The following press release is from the Department of Justice: Hattiesburg, Miss - Grantham Armstrong Mitchell, 20, of Hattiesburg, pled guilty in U.S. District Court today to production
  • Columbia Doctor Charged With Attempted Rape

    Columbia Doctor Charged With Attempted Rape

    Friday, March 28 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-03-28 23:01:59 GMT
    Martins Ugwu-DikeMartins Ugwu-Dike
    COLUMBIA, Miss. - A Columbia doctor appears in Marion County Justice Court Friday, after police say he allegedly attempted to sexually assault one of his employees. Dr. Martins Ugwu-Dike is charged with
    COLUMBIA, Miss. - A Columbia doctor appears in Marion County Justice Court Friday, after police say he allegedly attempted to sexually assault one of his employees. Dr. Martins Ugwu-Dike is charged with
Powered by WorldNow

5912 Hwy. 49, Ste. A
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Telephone: 601.545.2077
Fax: 601.545.3589
Email: newsroom@whlt.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.