Matt Jones has been the online sports editor for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette since 2010. He is also a feature writer for Hawgs Illustrated magazine and is currently pursuing a Masters degree in journalism.
Arkansas' women improve to 10-0
Tom Collen, Arkansas women's basketball head coach, yells from the bench Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, during the second half of the game against Western Michigan at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE Jhasmin Bowen had 15 points and 12 rebounds as Arkansas beat Northwestern State 74-53 Saturday night to remain unbeaten.
The Razorbacks (10-0) had five players score in double-figures. Arkansas has won all 10 games this season by double-digits.
“All in all it was a good win,” Arkansas coach Tom Collen said. “I think when you get to the point where you’re 10-0, you win by 21 points and you shoot 46 percent you’ve got to be careful not to get too confident. It’s not the best game we’ve played, but I’m pretty happy with it.”
Freshman Jessica Jackson scored 16 points to lead the Razorbacks. Kiera Peak and Calli Berna scored 11 points each, and McKenzie Adams scored 10 points.
Arkansas closed the first half on a 13-5 run to stake a 37-25 halftime lead. The Lady Demons pulled within eight points early in the second half, but could get no closer.
A Berna 3-pointer as the shot clock wound down sparked an 11-2 run midway through the second half to give the Razorbacks an 18-point cushion. In addition to her 11 points, Berna added nine assists.
Arkansas will play again Tuesday night against Tulsa at Bud Walton Arena.