UALR falls to WKU

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Shanity James scored in double figures, Kiera Clark had double-digit rebounds and Nia Gregory had her first field goal in more than two years, but those were lone bright spots in a disappointing loss for UALR on Wednesday night.

WKU (11-4, 3-1) jumped out to an early advantage in the first half and coasted to a 65-39 victory at E.A. Diddle Arena, moving in front of UALR (8-7, 3-2) in the Sun Belt Conference standings.

James made six of the 12 shots she took and also drained two free throws, leading the Trojans with 14 points while also blocking two shots. Clark had a game-best 12 rebounds, reaching double digits for the second consecutive game and coming one short of her season high. She also had eight points, missing her second double-double of the year by two points.

UALR continues its road trip to the east on Saturday when it travels to Sun Belt newcomer Georgia State.

A-State suffers first SBC setback

JONESBORO — The Arkansas State women’s basketball team (10-7, 4-1) dropped a 76-74 decision to Georgia State (6-10, 2-2) Tuesday night at the Convocation Center, snapping the Red Wolves’ four-game winning streak to begin Sun Belt Conference play this season.

Sophomore guard Aundrea Gamble led Arkansas State with 24 points, while Hannah Qedan added 16, Jalen O’Bannon and Jane Morrill 14 each and Brittney Gill six to round out the Red Wolves’ scoring. Qedan pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds and O’Bannon finished with 10 boards as the two players recorded their second and third career double-doubles, respectively. The last time two A-State players posted a double-double in the same game was Feb. 26, 2011, in a game against UALR at the Convocation Center.

Arkansas State will next play at Western Kentucky on Jan. 18 before returning to the Convocation Center for a contest against UALR on Jan. 25.