Pistoria, Italy – Keira Peak dropped in 21 points leading the University of Arkansas Razorbacks to a 77-55 win over the Italian Select team in Pistoria, Italy, Monday.
The Razorbacks were rusty out of the gates and had to adjust to new conditions, including international rules, a very hot gym and the fatigue of travel.
Head coach Tom Collen opened the game starting his five returners with Calli Berna, Joey Bailey, Melissa Wolff, Jhasmin Bowen and Peak on the floor.
The Italian Select team controlled the game early and jumped out to an eight point lead but Arkansas chipped away until they hit a layup at the buzzer to lead at the half.
The second half was all Arkansas as the Razorbacks pressed and forced 28 turnovers. The Arkansas offense also heated up shooting 43 percent in the second half.
Peak also had nine rebounds to go with her 21 points. Freshman McKenzie Adams had 13 points and eight boards, freshman Jessica Jackson had 12 points and sophomore Melissa Wolff added eight points and seven rebounds in the win.
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