Arkansas women suffer first loss of season to No. 12 Maryland

Arkansas women suffer first loss of season to No. 12 Maryland
The Arkansas women drop their first game of the season 115-96 to number 12 Maryland (Source: Associated Press)

Press Release from Arkansas Athletics

FORT MYERS, Fla. – No. 14 Arkansas (3-1, 0-0) fell in its fourth game in five nights, losing to No. 12 Maryland (2-1, 0-0), 115-96, on Sunday night inside Alico Arena. Arkansas was doubled-up at the three-point line (16 to 8) and outrebounded (51 to 31) by the Terrapins.

Sophomore Makayla Daniels, a Maryland native, led the Razorbacks on the scoresheet, going for 21 points against the Terps. She also chipped in with four rebounds, three assists and a steal. Redshirt senior guard Chelsea Dungee had 18, Destiny Slocum had 16 against her former team, and Marquesha Davis had a career-high 15 points in the loss.

TURNING POINT

Maryland came out of the gates hot early, opening up a 27-17 lead in the first quarter. The second quarter was even better for the Terps, as they scored 30 in the frame on 55 percent shooting from the field, while making four of their five threes attempted in the frame.

However, the third frame turned out to be the knockout punch, as the Terps dropped 41 in the period, shooting 57 percent on their 23 shots attempted, while making five triples in the frame. Katie Benzan had 11 in that quarter alone, while Diamond Miller had eight.

HOG HIGHLIGHTS

  • Daniels’ 21-point game was her first 20+ point game of the season, and the third such game of her career.
  • Davis had another solid game against the Terps, notching a team-high three steals to go along with her career-best 15 points.
  • Slocum once again led the Hogs in assists, dishing four of them.

NEXT TIME OUT

The Hogs return home after three straight games away from Bud, as they face Louisiana Monroe on Thursday night at 5:30 p.m. CT. That game will air on SEC Network.

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