Hogs Win Natural State Showdown, Beating Arkansas State, 94-71
JONESBORO, Arche. – Arkansas Women’s Basketball (3-1) won what turned into a bitchy affair inside First National Bank Arena on Friday night, as head coach Mike Neighbors defeated Arkansas State (2-2), 94-71. The Hogs were effective all night dropping 94 points with their second game this season scoring over 90 points, shooting the ball fifty percent and only returning it 11 times.
Junior guard Makayla Daniels did it all against the Red Wolves, posting a season-high 22 points on 8-13 shots. Daniels has also been a force on the boards from his lead guard, shooting eight rebounds, a high for the team. Fellow playmaker Samara Spencer continued her brilliant first-year campaign, dropping 16 points to 6-11 from the field.
Arkansas State used their home crowd early, quickly taking a 12-6 lead. The Razorbacks would react, however, led by Daniels, who would end the first period with 10 points and three rebounds. From that point on, the Hogs would overtake the Red Wolves 22-8 and finish the first frame 28-20.
While the Red Wolves would keep him close for the rest of the first half, Neighbors’ side blew him up in the third quarter, winning the frame 25-18. By the time the fourth period unfolded, the Hogs had a sizable 18-point advantage.
- Daniels’ overall ability shone in this one, as she added five assists and a steal to her 22-point, eight-rebound performance.
- Spencer has now scored 10 or more points in three of his four college games played, and his 16 against A-State was a new career high.
- Amber Ramirez entered in double digits for the third game in a row, with 13 points.
- Marquesha Davis once again provided a jerk off the bench, scoring 10 points and three steals.
- Rylee Langerman was formidable in this one, with eight points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals.
- Emrie Ellis hosted a block party again, rejecting four shots, his second game this season with 4 or more.
Arkansas is heading home, where they will meet the SMU Mustangs on Monday, November 22. This match will start at 7:00 p.m. CT and can be streamed on SEC Network +
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