By Jeremy Peppas
Special to Nate Allen Sports Services
In the first matchup of the Arkansas Razorbacks and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in women’s basketball, it was the Razorbacks that came out the winner, 86-53, in a game played Saturday afternoon at North Little Rock’s Simmons Arena.
Leading the way for No. 21 Arkansas (11-1) were Alexis Tolefree and Chelsea Dungee, who both finished with 21 points each. For Tolefree, who starred at Conway High School, it was a rare chance to show her skills in front of a largely hometown crowd of 5,540 fans.
Dungee also led Arkansas with 8 rebounds, and passed 1,000 points in her career as well, while A’Tyanna Gaulden added 15 points to finish in double figures.
For UALR and coach Joe Foley, they have struggled to a 2-8 record. Angelique Francis led the squad with 15 points. Kyra Collier, who had a memorable high school career at North Little Rock, and was an all-conference performer last season, was held to just 8 points.
Arkansas takes Christmas off and will return to action on Dec. 29 when they host Tennessee-Martin in a game that will tip at 2 p.m. at Bud Walton Arena.