JONESBORO, Ark. (11-18-2009) — Senior forward Lyndsay Schlup scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and junior forward Shay Scott also added a double-double, finishing with 10 points and 12 rebounds as the Arkansas State Red Wolves (2-1) defeated Arkansas-Pine Bluff (0-3) 72-58 Wednesday night in the Red Wolves' home opener at the ASU Convocation Center.
The Red Wolves tied a Convocation Center record with 71 rebounds on the night, including a record 34 on the offensive end. For the night, Arkansas State logged a 71-45 advantage on the boards as the Red Wolves pulled away late to seal the win.
In addition to the double-doubles from Schlup and Scott, Arkansas State also got a game-high 19 points from senior guard Ebonie Jefferson, 10 points from sophomore guard Meghan Lewis and 10 points from freshman guard Quinishia McDowell. Sophomore center Linsay Henke finished in double figures on the boards with 12 rebounds, while Jefferson added nine, Lewis eight and McDowell seven.
"We were very fortunate to get out of here with a win," said ASU head coach Brian Boyer. "Pine Bluff just went all-out…and they play harder than any team I have seen there. Fortunately we were able to gather our composure late, made enough stops late and hit enough free throws late to find a way to squeak out a win."
Arkansas-Pine Bluff held a 45-43 advantage with under 11 minutes to play, but Scott worked inside for a bucket to tie the game at 45, and the Red Wolves did not trail again, outscoring the Golden Lions 27-13 in the final 10 minutes of the game.
The Red Wolves return to action Friday at 7:00 p.m. when Arkansas State takes on Virginia Commonwealth in the opening round of the Anaconda Sports & The Rock Seton Hall Classic in South Orange, N.J.