HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Sophomore guard A'dia Mathies led a
balanced scoring effort, and No. 9 Kentucky pulled away in the
second half to beat Southern Miss 79-59 on Saturday in the
championship game of the Lady Eagle Thanksgiving Classic.
Leading 33-28 at halftime, the Wildcats (5-0) went on a 19-2 run
to open the second half.
Mathies, who was named the Classic's Most Valuable Player,
scored 14 points, while coming up with six steals, three assists
and four rebounds.
Mathies had scored a season-high 21 points and grabbed a
career-high 10 rebounds Friday night in the Wildcats' opening-round
91-59 victory over Murray State.
Rachel Vigers scored 21 points to lead Southern Miss (3-2).
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