Lady ‘Backs rout Mcneese St.
FAYETTEVILLE – No. 23 Arkansas Women’s Basketball won its second straight game on Monday night, moving to 2-0 with a 101-58 win over Mcneese State. It was Arkansas’ first game scoring 100 or more this season, and the third time in the Neighbors Era the Hogs have reached the century mark.
Redshirt junior guard Chelsea Dungee led the way for the Razorbacks, dropping in 19 points on an efficient 7 of 11 shooting. Dungee also pulled down eight rebounds and picked up two steals. Taylah Thomas recorded her second straight double-double of the season, scoring 11 points while snaring 11 rebounds.
Arkansas once again started fast, this time starting the game on a 19-7 run. Dungee was excellent in the first frame, going for 11 of her 19 in the period. Senior guard Alexis Tolefree also got off to a nice start, scoring all nine of her points in the period. She also dished three assists, including a sweet over-the-head pass to Dungee for a three.
The Razorbacks led 27-15 after the first, and didn’t look back after that.
After not having a double-double in her career, Thomas now has two in her first two games of this season.
Dungee extended her double-digit points streak to 19 straight games.
Both Amber Ramirez and Makayla Daniels got into double figures once again. Ramirez went for 13 points while Daniels dropped 11 points.
Redshirt freshman Erynn Barnum was a force on the inside during her nearly 17 minutes played, scoring a career-best 11 points while pulling down six rebounds.
Sophomore Rokia Doumbia also had a nice game, scoring seven points, gathering eight boards while dishing two assists.
All 12 Razorbacks that dressed for the game scored, including freshman walk-on Avery Hughes, who scored her first points as a Hog in the fourth quarter.
Arkansas’ home stand continues this Thursday, when Oral Roberts comes to Bud Walton Arena.
Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. and the game will stream on SECN+.