DALLAS (SMU) --- SMU freshman Katy Cobb scored and hit a free throw with 10 seconds left to lift the Mustangs to a 72-69 win over the Mississippi Rebels in the Hoops for the Cure Championship at Moody Coliseum Saturday. Kendall Shead sealed the win at the buzzer by blocking a three-point attempt from Mississippi’s Lindsay Roy.
Cobb was named tournament MVP after going 4-for-8 from the field for nine points in the finals. Shonte Roberts also made the All-tournament team for SMU after dropping 13 points in the final win. Three other Mustangs scored in double-figures; Janielle Dodds led with 15, Davis had 13, and Katie Gross had 12. Davis finished the night with 13 points, 13 rebounds, four blocks, two assists, and a steal. Dodds also had 10 boards and three blocks.
The SMU (4-0) defense was solid throughout the second half, holding the Rebels to 29.4 percent shooting and blocking seven shots. Davis led the Ponies with four blocks in the game. The Ponies also outrebounded Ole Miss 31-21 in the second half, including 13 offensive boards.
The Mustangs led 36-34 at the half as Dodds and Roberts each had eight points. The Ponies fell behind 18-12 at the midway point of the opening period before going on an 8-0 run during the next four minutes. The Mustangs shot 46.9 percent in the period, led by 4-of-5 shooting for Roberts. Joslyn Greenard was 3-of-4 for six points.
IN THE CONSOLATION
The Mercer Bears defeated the McNeese State Cowboys 73-67. Rosanna Davis paced the Bears (2-2) with 22 points on 10-for-19 shooting. Jessica Miller followed with 15 and led the Bears with 12 rebounds. Miller scored all her points on three pointers hitting 5-of-8. Sarah Russell added 14 points, scoring eight of those in the first eight minutes of the second half.
Regina Spivey led the Cowboys (0-4) with 18 points and seven rebounds. Lenissa Lopez scored 14 and Courtney Colmer tallied 13. McNeese State led 32-31 at halftime, getting 10 points from Stewart and nine from Spivey before the break. Davis led Mercer with 12 points in the opening half.
HOOPS FOR THE CURE CLASSIC ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
MVP: Katy Cobb, SMU
Shonte Roberts, SMU
Courtney Colmer, McNeese State
Jessica Miller, Mercer
Armintie Price, Mississippi