No. 24 Mississippi women beat Michigan 60-49 for the Battle 4 Atlantis title – Winnipeg Free Press

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Marija Avlijas scored 11 points, Madison Scott added 10 points and No. 24 Mississippi beat Michigan 60-49 on Monday in the Battle 4 Atlantis championship game.

Ole Miss (5-1) held an opponent to less than 50 points for the third time this season. Since the start of the 2021-22 season, Ole Miss has held eight Power Five opponents under 50 points.

The Rebels led 27-19 at halftime after shooting 50% from the field. Michigan was just 4-of-27 shooting (15%) in the half but scored nine points at the free-throw line to stay close. Tyia Singleton made a layup just before the third-quarter buzzer to extend Mississippi’s lead to 48-30.

Mississippi’s Madison Scott (24) drives to the basket as Michigan’s Taylor Williams (33) defends and Michigan’s Laila Phelia (5) and Elissa Brett (0) look on during an NCAA college basketball game in the Battle 4 Atlantis at Paradise Island, Bahamas, Monday, Nov. 20, 2023. (Tim Aylen/Bahamas Visual Services via AP)

Marquesha Davis and Snudda Collins each scored nine points for Ole Miss. Scott, who secured her 24th career double-double against Arizona on Sunday, was named the tournament MVP.

Laila Phelia led Michigan (4-1) with 21 points. She was 4 of 18 from the field but made 11 of 12 free throws. Jordan Hobbs had the second-most points for the Michigan starters with six. Cameron Williams had a team-high eight rebounds.

Ole Miss returns home for two games, hosting Little Rock on Saturday and Louisville on Nov. 29. The second game is a rematch of the 2023 Sweet 16 in the inaugural ACC/SEC Challenge.


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