Press Release from Arkansas Razorback Athletics
Alexis Tolefree hit a 3-pointer at the 8:43 mark in the third quarter sparking a furious second half surge as the University of Arkansas women’s basketball team defeated Jackson State, 76-57, in the final non-conference game of the season on Sunday.
Tied at 28-all at the half, Tolefree’s 3-pointer ignited a 20-3 run that allowed Arkansas (11-3) to pull away for good. The Razorbacks outscored the Lady Tigers (4-7) 48-29 in the final 20 minutes of the game. Tolefree finished with a team-high 17 points going 5-for-10 from distance tying her career best for made 3-point field goals.
Chelsea Dungee added 13 points and Malica Monk had 11 points as they scored in double figures for the 12th and 11th times, respectively.
The slow start comes on the heels of a 10-day break from competition for Arkansas. The Razorbacks edged the Lady Tigers 16-15 in the first quarter but lost the second quarter capping a half that saw seven ties and 10 lead changes.
Tolefree’s shot started the second half scoring for the Razorbacks but it came on the heels of back-to-back defensive stops by Arkansas. The increased defensive pressure seemed to speed up the game which favored the Razorbacks. Arkansas grabbed 21 boards and had six steals while limiting their turnovers in the second half.