Score: Little Rock 78 - ULM 34
Teams: ULM (3-10, 0-2 SBC)
Little Rock (8-6, 2-0 SBC)
Location: Little Rock, Ark. (Jack Stephens Center)
Little Rock, Ark. - The ULM women’s basketball team was held to a season-low 34 points, including just nine in the first half, in a 78-34 loss on the road to Little Rock on New Year’s Eve.
Little Rock held ULM to 0-of-8 shooting in the first quarter and forced 11 Warhawk turnovers as the host Trojans jumped out to a 16-point lead at the end of the first quarter and then added a 25-point second quarter to take a 41-9 lead into the half.
-London Archer led the Warhawks with a career-high eight points off the bench. The freshman shot 3-of-4 from the floor and 2-of-4 at the line. Archer also recorded one offensive rebound and one block.
-Gabriella Cortez added seven points to lead the ULM starting five, while Carissa Moody and Destini Lunsford each tallied five points, with Moody pulling down a team-high five rebounds.
-The Warhawks put up their highest shooting percentage (38.5 percent) and highest score in a quarter (14) in the fourth quarter on 5-of-13 shooting over that span. That final frame saw four Warhawks score, as Archer sunk six of her eight points.
-Little Rock saw three of its five starters tally double-digit scoring totals, as Sharde’ Collins posted the game-high 17 points and shot 7-of-15 from the floor (2-of-5 from behind the arch), while Kyra Collier (13 points) and Kaitlyn Pratt (12 points) also finished in double figures.
-The Warhawks shot 12-of-44 (27.3 percent) compared to the 54.1 percent (33-of-61) of the Trojans.
The Warhawks open the 2017 calendar year at SBC opponent Louisiana when they travel to face the Cajuns next Saturday, January 7. After opening the new year, the team returns home to face Georgia Southern (1/12) and Georgia State (1/14) inside Fant-Ewing Coliseum.
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