Lady Raiders Fall to UALR 68-54

January 17, 2004 · MT Media Relations
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Middle Tennessee (10-5, 0-2 SBC) dropped its second Sun Belt Conference game in a row with a 68-54 loss to Arkansas-Little Rock (8-8, 1-2 SBC). It is the first ever win for the Lady Trojans over the Lady Raiders.

The Lady Raiders were down by three (30-27) to start the second half but went on a 6-0 run to take the lead at the 15:21 mark. UALR came back to tie the game at 39 with 13:13 left and took the lead on a pair of free throws by Heather Morris to make it 41-39.

Middle Tennessee went on a six-minute drought of not scoring and UALR used it to go on a 12-0 run. Ten of the Lady Trojan points came from junior guard Alicia Cash, who finished the game with 18 points.

Poor shooting plagued the Lady Raiders as the team shot an anemic 38.9 percent from the field and was 4-of-10 from three-point line. After shooting 8-of-9 from the free throw line in the first half, the Lady Raiders only went to the line once in the second half, meanwhile the Lady Trojans went to the charity strip 21 time and hit 15.

Freshman Krytle Horton ended the game with fourth double-double of her career as she had 14 points and 10 rebounds. Tia Stovall had 12 points and junior Patrice Holmes added 10. Senior Keisha McClinic scored 11 points, the fifth time this season she has scored in double figures.

The Lady Raiders return to the friendly confines of the Murphy Center next week as the team takes on South Alabama Thursday at 7 p.m.

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