FAYETTEVILLE – The Arkansas women’s basketball team (11-0) fought back Thursday night to knock out Lamar (4-4), 63-50. Arkansas found itself in unfamiliar territory in the second half, leading 33-31, but after drawing the Cardinals by just 17 points after 17.2% shots in the second half, the Razorbacks found a way to remain as one of 13. undefeated team in the country. Chrissy Carr and Saylor Poffenbarger hit big shots in the second half to give the Razorbacks the win. Carr led the game with 18 points, while Poffenbarger scored a second straight double with 17 points and 12 rebounds.
In the first quarter, Lamar shot away a 3 pointer in their second possession as the shot meter expired, but Carr continued on the other end with a pointer of her own. Arkansas took the lead 8-3 after a three-point play from Samara Spencer, but Lamar scored four in a row, and at media time, the Razorbacks were ahead by one, 10-9. Arkansas was forced to spin Lamar six times in a row but failed to capitalize on those mistakes, as Lamar took the lead, 13-12, with 33 seconds left in the first inning. Following Lamar’s 3-pointer with six seconds left, the Cardinals had a 16-13 lead after 10 minutes of play.
Maryam Dauda pulled in a strike in the first minute of the half to cut Lamar’s lead to one, but Arkansas fell into drought after empty-handed against several attacking assets. A difficult second-chance arrangement by Jersey Wolfenbarger sent the Razorbacks back in the first round, but after Lamar’s trio, the Cardinals took the lead, 21-17 with 6:27 left in the half. Following Erynn Barnum and-1, the Razorbacks led one, 23-22, at media time out. After halftime, Carr gave the Razorbacks the lead for the first time in the half with a 24-23 scoreline. Poffenbarger started to heat up, appearing with a layout, a jump and a 3-pointer, but the Razorbacks’ lead was only one with less than a minute left in the game. Lamar ended the half 5-0, as the Razorbacks entered the dressing room 2, 33-31.
Carr finished the game 35 to half with her second trio of the night. The Razorbacks failed again, but a 3-pointer from Spencer put her in double digits and Arkansas took the lead. That lead was short-lived, as Lamar regained the lead and at media time, Arkansas led, 42-41. Lamar fell into a scoring drought for more than five minutes, and after Spencer’s two free throws into different possessions, the Razorbacks took a two-goal lead, 44-42, and would have the edge for the rest of the game. match. Carr scored 3 points in a quiet half from the field for both teams. Arkansas led 47-43 in the final inning of the game.
Spencer opened the half with a difficult combination and after Arkansas had not scored for nearly three minutes, Carr scored a difficult three and, after a Pofffenbarger arrangement, the Razorbacks took a nine-goal lead. , 54-45, left 5:56 in the game. Lamar knocks out a treble after calling for a timeout to cut Arkansas’ lead to four with less than four minutes remaining. Arkansas couldn’t score for three minutes and some changes, but a Poffenbarger substitution broke that drought. The Razorbacks ended the inning 9-0 to win the game, 63-50.
- Carr overcame the Razorbacks with 18 points and shot 4/9 from 3 and 6/8 from the line
- Poffenbarger followed with a second straight double with 17 points and a career-best 12 rebounds. She’s filled the stats table with three assists, three saves, two steals and a +/- lead at 19
- Spencer doubled his eighth game with 17 points and added four assists
- Barnum log five points, eight boards and two blocks
- Wolfenbarger started in a row and had four points, six rebounds, three saves and two steals
- Rylee Langerman had great minutes with 18 and finished with six bounces
- Arkansas has a slight edge in bounces, 37-36, against headers in 10 of 11 games
- Razorbacks continue their best start since 2013, starting 11-0
The Razorbacks finish four games in this home country on Sunday, December 11 against Arkansas State. Tipoff is set at 3 p.m. with game coverage broadcast on the SEC Network.