Women’s Basketball knocked back to reality after 40-point defeat

Sophomore Hailey Dias-Allen had 10 points in Thursday night’s loss.

Kaitlin Sells

Coming off from their first conference win against UTA, the Eagles were fired up to play first-in-division Arkansas Little Rock.

That fire soon went out when the Trojans came out showing no mercy, going on a 9-0 run to start off the game.

Things did not get better from there for the Eagles as the Trojans went on another run, 8-1, and put up a 30-point advantage of 53-23 by the end of the half.

The Eagles had many falters, one of which being 16 turnovers alone in the first half, and only shot 33 percent from the floor.

The Trojans didn’t come out as strong offensively in the second half as they did in the first but kept up the defensive pressure.

They held sophomore forward Nakol Franks to only 13 points, along with sophomore guard Alexis brown to only 11 points, and sophomore forward Hailey Dias-Allen had just 10 points.

The Eagles ended up only shooting 34.7 percent from the floor, while the Trojans shot 52.8 percent.

Leading Little Rock was Ronjanae DeGray with an impressive 21 points and trailing her was Tori Lasker with 15 points.

The final score of 92-52 is the biggest margin of loss the Eagles have seen in conference play since joining the Sun Belt.

The Eagles will be hitting the road to play Arkansas State February 3 at 4:00 P.M. in Jonesboro, Arkansas.