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Beyond The Box: Arkansas 74, Northwestern State 53

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Beyond The Box: Arkansas 74, Northwestern State 53

PLAYER OF THE GAME

Jhasmin Bowen scored 15 points and hauled down a career-high 12 rebounds for her first double-double of the season in Arkansas’ 74-53 win. The junior forward reached double figures for the fifth straight game with 75 percent shooting and was one of five Razorbacks to reach double digits.

PLAY OF THE GAME

McKenzie Adams finished off the first four-point play of the season for Arkansas, hitting a three-point basket plus a foul at the 15:12 mark of the first half. The freshman’s big play helped jumpstart what had been a slow start for the Razorbacks and gave the team an 8-5 lead.

TURNING POINT OF THE GAME

With NSU continuing to hang around and finally trimming the lead back to single digits at 43-34, Calli Berna stepped up and hit a three-pointer with the shot clock expiring and pushed the UA lead back to double digits. The big shot sparked an 11-2 run, as the Razorbacks put the game well out of reach over the course of the second half.

STAT OF THE GAME

Five: All five Razorback starters reached double-digit scoring in Saturday night’s win. Jessica Jackson led all UA scorers with 16 points, Bowen had 15 points, Keira Peak and Berna reached 11 points, while Adamsadded 10 points. The five starters combined to score 63 of the team’s 74 points.



Sports Category : Basketball (W)