Strong Second Half Not Enough for Warhawks, Fall 71-58
JONESBORO, Ark. -- ULM (3-15, 1-8) dropped its third straight game on Sunday afternoon at Arkansas State (9-9, 6-3). A strong second half from ULM was not enough as the Red Wolves won its fourth consecutive game.
The Warhawks outscored the home team 36-25 in the second half.
ASU came into the contest third in the conference in field goal percentage at .415 and outgunned ULM by shooting 48% from the floor and 54% from behind the arc.
A three-point play from Qedan gave ASU a 7-4 advantage with 16:45 on the clock. The run reached 7-0, making it 11-4, forcing Coach Mona Martin to burn a timeout at the 16-minute mark.
ULM ended the 12-0 run with a basket from Alexar Tugler with 13:33 left before the break. The Red Wolves led 20-8 at the 11:54 media timeout.
ASU's hot shooting continued, leading 37-16 with 6:30 on the clock. At halftime, the Red Wolves led 46-22 behind 15 points from Qedan. Alexar Tugler led ULM with six points. ASU shot 58% (17-of-29) from the floor and 71% (5-for-7) from three.
The Warhawks failed to hit three and did not attempt a free throw in the first twenty minutes.
ULM used an 11-4 run to get as close as 18. ASU led 52-33 at the under-16 media timeout. The Red Wolves regained a 20-point lead, 59-39, with 11:55 left in the game.
Alayshia Hunter converted a three-point play to cut ASU's lead to 67-52 with 4:32 remaining. ULM cut deficit to 11, 69-58, with 49 seconds left on a layup from Elexar Tugler. The Warhawks' comeback ran out of time and ASU's first half cushion proved to be plenty as the home squad cruised to the 71-58 win.The Warhawks return to Monroe for a Saturday clash with Troy at 2 p.m.