LITTLE ROCK – The nationally No. 12 University of Arkansas Razorbacks women’s basketball team pushed its winning streak to five and record to 8-1 Saturday afternoon defeating the University of Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans 80-70 dropping Little Rock’s record to 4-3.Arkansas relied on the long ball against the Trojans, hitting 14 threes the most ever given up in a single game by a Joe Foley coached Trojans team. Redshirt senior guard Chelsea Dungee led Coach Mike Neighbors ‘ Razorbacks. Dungee she dropped 18 points on 6 of 11 shooting, including five made threes, matching her 3-point shooting in a game career-high. Redshirt senior guard Destiny Slocum scored 16 points, while Makayla Daniels and Amber Ramirez also both scored in double figures, going for 11 and 10 points, respectively.
The Razorbacks came out firing in the first quarter, opening up a 26-12 lead behind nine quick points from Daniels. The second quarter belonged to the Trojans, though, as Little Rock cut the lead all the way down to four midway through the frame.
Though Arkansas would reestablish itself in the second half, Little Rock refused to go away, as the Trojans cut it back down to eight down the stretch on a Bre’amber Scott three pointer with 40 seconds to play. The Razorbacks leaned on their senior stars in the clutch though, as Dungee and Slocum combined for 14 points in the fourth period, while only missing one shot between them.
- Arkansas’ bench played a key role in the win, as Redshirt senior guard Jailyn Mason (nine points), redshirt sophomore Erynn Barnum (eight points) and sophomore guard Marquesha Davis (seven points) all made key contributions off the pine.
- Barnum also led the Hogs on the glass during her homecoming, pulling down six rebounds and rejecting two shots.
- With her 18 points, Dungee has now scored in double figures in 13 straight games.
- Slocum continues to rack up the assists for the Razorbacks, as she added four more against Little Rock.
NEXT TIME OUT
Arkansas finishes off its non-conference schedule on Monday afternoon, as the University of Arkanas Pine Bluff comes to Bud Walton Arena. Monday’s tip-off is