Tolefree leads Arkansas to win in Abilene

By: Chip Souza
Published: Saturday, December 8, 2018
Arkansas guard Alexis Tolefree drives to the basket as Arizona State's Robbi Ryan defends at Bud Walton Arena on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, in Fayetteville.
Photo by David Beach
Arkansas guard Alexis Tolefree drives to the basket as Arizona State's Robbi Ryan defends at Bud Walton Arena on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, in Fayetteville.

Arkansas dominated the fourth quarter and rolled to an 80-68 road win Saturday at Abilene Christian.

The Razorbacks (7-3) trailed early but grabbed a 42-39 halftime lead by scoring 28 second-quarter points, a season-high for points in a quarter. Guard Malica Monk scored 10 of her 18 points in the first half.

Abilene Christian (7-2) kept it close in the third quarter, pulling within 57-55, but the Razorbacks shut down the ACU offense in the fourth quarter, allowing just 13 points.

Alexis Tolefree hit five 3-pointers and led Arkansas with 21 points to go along with 5 steals and 3 assists. Arkansas hit 10 3-pointers in the game as Monk knocked down three shots from deep.

Kiara Williams had a double-double for Arkansas with 12 points and 11 rebounds and Taylah Thomas scored 12 points in just 19 minutes. Jailyn Mason had a solid outing with 5 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.

Lexie Ducat led Abilene Christian with 19 points and Breanna Wright scored 18.

Up Next

Arkansas returns to action at home Dec. 16, hosting Prairie View A&M, and Dec. 18 against Nebraska. The Razorbacks close out three games in six days by traveling to Tulsa on Dec. 20.

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