Ark. - Four Arkansas Lady Razorbacks scored in double-figures
led by Shameka Christon with 21 points to help lead Arkansas
to a 67-57 win over Vanderbilt.
jumped out to a 9-2 lead at the 16:34 mark on a jumper from
India Lewis. VU took its first lead of the game at the 12:07
mark when Chantelle Anderson hit a five-foot jumper with an
assist from Tia Battle. Jillian Danker added a three putting
VU up 17-13. Arkansas then outscored the Commodores 7-1, including
two buckets from Christon and a 3-pointer from India Lewis
for a 20-18 Lady Razorback lead. There were six ties and two
lead changes in the final eight minutes of the half with Arkansas
owning a 32-30 lead at intermission. VU committed 14 turnovers
which resulted in 10 Lady Razorback points in the first half.
Arkansas shot 13-40 from the field compared to VU's 10-17.
hit a layup at the 16:46 mark to give VU its final lead of
the game, 36-35. After Ashley McElhiney hit two free throws
at the 11:13 mark to narrow Arkansas' lead to two (46-44),
the Lady Razorbacks went on an 8-0 run capped by a Dana Cherry
layup after a Christon steal for a 10-point lead, 54-44. VU
cut the lead to one, 56-55 on two more free throws from McElhiney
with 3:02 remaining. Cherry hit another layup, Joy Oakley
hit her only bucket of the night and the Lady Razorbacks hit
seven of 10 free throws in the final 2:37 to hold on for the
outrebounded Arkansas 39-34 led by Anderson with 12. Arkansas
totaled 19 offensive boards scoring 17 second chance points.
Arkansas scored 18 points off 23 Commodore turnovers.
totaled 12 points going 8-9 from the line and 2-7 from the
Lady Razorbacks in double figures included Cherry with 18,
Lewis with 10 and Amy Wright with 10.
Commodores were the second consecutive ranked team Arkansas
defeated this week. The Lady Razorbacks defeated #7 South
Carolina, 74-46, on Sunday.