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Coach Yo, Lady Rebels Lose To Notre Dame

U.S.A – A round-one win for Coach Yo and Ole Miss set up a matchup where the Rebels went from favorites to underdogs.

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U.S.A – A round-one win for Coach Yo and Ole Miss set up a matchup where the Rebels went from favorites to underdogs.

It was a disappointing end to the season for the rebels, eliminated this afternoon with a 71-56 loss to Notre Dame in the Albany 1 region of the NCAA Tournament.

The fighting Irish got out to a 21-9 lead at the end of the first and the rebels were unable to recover.

Ole Miss made their third consecutive NCAA Tournament under Coach Yo’s six-year tenure and earned a number 7 seed for the second consecutive time.

They defeated number 10 Marquette 67-55 in the opening round.

 Ole Miss finishes the season 24-9 and set a new program best with 12 wins in sec play to finish third in the conference.

NJCAA Basketball

All eyes may be focused on the madness in the NCAA but Valentino Simon and Hutchinson College continue to progress in the National Junior College Athletic Association bracket.

The Blue Dragons defeated USC Salkehatchie 96-82 today in the opening round of the NJCAA Division 1 bracket, hosted in Hutchinson Kansas.

Simon finished with nine points and four rebounds.

The 11th-seeded Dragons will go on to face number 6 Chipola College Tuesday night at 8:15.

Simon, a 6’6″ sophomore was an all-conference selection this season after averaging 13.6 points and 8.5 rebounds per game.

Basketball

About a month ago Jonquel Jones made headlines when she announced her free agency decision to return to the New York Liberty.

Her preparation for another trip to the WNBA finals begins this offseason with her time in the Women’s Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA).

The former WNBA MVP was named International Player of The Year for Inner Mongolia of the WCBA.

An all-star selection Jones has averaged 23.5 points, 12.3 rebounds, and 3.8 assists per game.

Inner Mongolia opens the playoffs in the quarterfinals against Shandong on March 26.

A six-year pro, Jones has also played professionally in South Korea, Turkey, and Russia.

Baseball

Bahamas Baseball Association executives said the performance of the U-15 team sets the stage for The Bahamas to return to the international stage.

Team Bahamas headed into the PanAm World Cup Qualifier ranked number 59. They emerged with wins over number 10 Panama and number 31 Argentina.

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