JONESBORO, AR (A-STATE) – Arkansas State senior guard Aundrea Gamble helped Arkansas State become the first team to punch its ticket to the Sun Belt Conference Tournament this past week with a pair of victories over Louisiana-Lafayette and Louisiana-Monroe as the Red Wolves improved to 20-3 for the first time in school history and remained in unbeaten in league play with a perfect 14-0 mark.
She has now won the Sun Belt's weekly award seven times in her career, the most in school history, surpassing the previous mark of six set by Sonja Tate in the early 1990s.
Gamble produced the seventh 30-plus point game of her career in a 74-62 win over then second-place Louisiana-Lafayette at the Cajundome. The senior scored 30 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to help the Red Wolves take the season series from the Ragin' Cajuns. She scored 22 of A-State's 40 points in the first half and helped her team build an eight-point advantage at the break. In the second quarter she went on a 10-0 run to help her team extend its advantage.
In the second half she clamped down defensively and went 4-of-4 from three throw line down the stretch as A-State closed the game on a 12-0 run to secure the win. She finished the day with a Player Efficiency Rating (PER) of 36, the highest number for an A-State player this season.
Her seven-career 30-point performance ranks as the second most in A-State history and she is the third player in the Sun Belt to register a 30-point game this season.
Against ULM she scored 12 points in 30 minutes of work and dished a game-high six assists to help the Red Wolves to their best start in school history at 20-3. The Red Wolves also tied a school record with their 14th consecutive victory Saturday afternoon.
Arkansas State returns to the hardwood Thursday afternoon with a road matchup at Georgia Southern. Tipoff is set for 4 p.m. and can be heard on 95.3FM The Ticket and online at AStateRedWolves.com.