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ASU Women's Basketball news and notes

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Recent Results

February 6 (Wednesday)

 
Arkansas State 49, Middle Tennessee 93

February 9 (Saturday)

Arkansas State 78, Western Kentucky 74

Upcoming Games

February 13 (Wednesday)


UALR at Arkansas State 7:05 PM

February 16 (Saturday)

Arkansas State at Louisiana-Monroe 2:00 PM

 

Junior forward Jane Morrill helped Arkansas State pick up a crucial road victory with a 78-74 victory over Western Kentucky Saturday afternoon.

Morrill scored ASU's final seven points, including a pair of free throws with just four seconds left to help the Red Wolves secure the victory.

Morrill gave ASU the lead on an old fashioned three-point play and then stole the ball on Western Kentucky's ensuing offensive possession to help ASU build its lead to 1.5 games over UALR in the SBC West Division.

A-State's victory over the Lady Toppers in Bowling Green, Ky., was just the Red Wolves fifth in Bowling Green in school history.

It also marked the first time that ASU had won back-to-back games in Bowling Green in school history.

With the win on Saturday, Arkansas State won its 13th game of the year, surpassing its win total from last season.

Freshman point guard Sandy Jackson played a career high 25 minutes in ASU's loss to Middle Tennessee on Feb. 6.

She also scored a career high nine points and has seen her playing time rise to almost 15 minutes a game over her last seven games.

The Arkansas State women's basketball team is partnering once again with the Women's Basketball Coaches' Association and St. Bernards Medicals in their annual "Play 4Kay" initiative when the Red Wolves host the Trojans of Troy Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Convocation Center.

The team will also sponsor the third annual "4Kay Run/Walk" the morning of the game. A-State has had three or more players score in double figures 12 times this season.

The Red Wolves are 10-3 in those games, with the most recent coming over Western Kentucky on Feb. 9.

Arkansas State shot 52.9 percent in its victory over Western Kentucky and is now 3-1 in games in which it shoots over 50 percent this season. Quinishia McDowell started in her 99th straight game on Saturday, the third longest consecutive games started streak in school history. Adriane Davie started in 114 games, while Rudy Sims started in 113 straight games.

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