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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – No. 25 Arkansas improved to 17-4 overall, 5-3 in the SEC winning its second straight SEC women’s basketball game Thursday night beating Alabama, 66-48 dropping the Tide to 12-9, 2-6 at Alabama’s Coleman Coliseum.
With the win, coach Mike Neighbors’ Razorbacks perch just one SEC win away from matching their conference win total from all of last season.
Redshirt junior guard Amber Ramirez led the way for the Hogs going for a game-high 22 points. It was her fifth game this season going for 20+, and her second time doing it in the state of Alabama, Ramirez scored 25 against Auburn earlier this season in Auburn, Ala. . Joining Ramirez in double-figures was Conway’s Alexis Tolefree, 17 points.
Arkansas’ offense was good once again early in the game, but the Hogs’ defense was even more effective in the first half, holding the Crimson Tide to just 11 points, the fewest allowed by the Razorbacks to an opponent in a half so far this season. Arkansas held ‘Bama to just four of 31 shooting, and one of 10 shooting from three.
Tolefree powered the Razorback attack in the first half to a 22-point lead, pouring in 12 first-half points, including seven in the second quarter alone.
- Ramirez got five of her points at the line tonight, matching a season high.
- Tolefree continues to be great on the glass, as she again led the Hogs in rebounds, pulling down seven of them.
- She also made six free throws, matching her career-high.
- Makayla Daniels led the Razorbacks in helpers tonight, dishing four of them.
NEXT TIME OUT
The Razorbacks finish up a two-game road trip in Columbia, Mo., as the Hogs and Tigers will face off for the second time this season this Sunday. That game is set to tip at 4 p.m. CT, and can be watched on the SEC Network. For more information about Arkansas Women’s Basketball, follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @RazorbackWBB and on Facebook at Facebook.com/RazorbackWBB. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel, “Kickin’ It In The Neighborhood” for an inside look at the Razorback women’s basketball program and check out The Neighborhood podcasts at CoachNeighbors.com