NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Arkansas Women’s Basketball (10-2) earned its 10th victory of the season on Saturday afternoon, downing in-state foe Central Arkansas (4-6), 82-44, in Simmons Bank Arena. With the win, the Hogs swept their in-state schedule – Head Coach Mike Neighbors’ squad also took down Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Arkansas State and Little Rock during the non-conference portion of the schedule.
Sophomore guard Sasha Goforth continued to roll in this one, as she went for a game-high 17 points in just over 22 minutes played. The Fayetteville native has found the stroke as of late, as she has now scored in double-figures in six straight games. Jersey Wolfenbarger was nipping at Goforth’s heals, matching her career-high against the Sugar Bears, going for 16 points.
Though it was tight initially, the Hogs ended the first frame up six points. Goforth led the charge in the quarter, scoring eight of her 17 points, making two of her three shots, and all three of her free throws. Arkansas would then push the lead out to double-digits in period two, though the Sugar Bears would get it as close as seven points with under two minutes to go in the quarter. The Hogs, and Goforth specifically, responded though, as she would score seven straight points, helping the Razorbacks end the frame on a 7-1 run, pushing their lead to 13 at the intermission.
Arkansas would proceed to blow it wide open in the third, as the Razorbacks opened the frame on a 10-2 run. Wolfenbarger, Makayla Daniels, Samara Spencer and Goforth would all contribute, and the run cemented the Hog victory.
- Spencer returned to double-figures, scoring 15 points. She also dished a career-best six assists.
- Rylee Langerman was a monster on the glass, pulling down a career-best eight boards.
- Daniels did it all in this one – she scored 11 points, dished three assists, pulled down six rebounds and swiped six steals, a career-best.
- Junior forward Destinee Oberg was at it again, scoring 10 points for the second straight game.
The Hogs will finish up their non-conference schedule at home on Tuesday, as Creighton comes to Bud Walton Arena on Dec. 21. That game will tip at 1 p.m. CT, and will air on SEC Network+.