Lady Trojans Move to 3-0 in SBC

ATLANTA, GA – Earning its third consecutive double-digit victory, Little Rock women’s basketball defeated Georgia State 65-50 on Thursday night at GSU Sports Arena.
For the Trojans (6-8, 3-0 Sun Belt), Ronjanae DeGray led the game with 22 points, eight rebounds and three steals as she went 9-for-14 from the field. Monique Townson came up a basket shy of setting a new career high as she finished the game with 18 points, five assists, four rebounds and three steals. Raeyana DeGray was the third Trojan in double figures as she ended up with 10 points and seven rebounds.
Kierra Henry had 17 points and four assists for Georgia State (4-10, 0-3 Sun Belt) while Deja Mitchell had 10 points and four rebounds.
The Trojans began the game with a 12-11 deficit after going 5-for-16 (31.3%) in the first quarter. Ronjanae DeGray led the quarter with five points as she went 2-for-2 from the field and 1-for-2 from the foul line. Sister Raeyana DeGray put up four points while Anna Hurlburt led the Trojans with three rebounds. Down 10-6, Little Rock went on a 5-0 run with five consecutive points by Ronjanae DeGray to take the lead at 11-10. Georgia State had the last say in the quarter with a pair of free throws by Henry.
Little Rock outscored the Panthers 17-12 in the second quarter to go to the half with a 28-24 lead. Townson came alive offensively in the second period as she scored 11 of Little Rock’s 17 points. After Little Rock went on a 5-1 run to begin the quarter, Georgia State went on an 8-0 run of its own to go up 21-16. The Trojans ended the Panthers’ run by outscoring GSU 12-3 for the remainder of the quarter. Little Rock’s run consisted of five and seven-point streaks.
After shooting 50 percent (8-for-16) in the third quarter, Little Rock advanced its lead to 48-37 over Georgia State as it outscored the Panthers 20-13. The Trojans took their largest lead of the quarter at 13 points after Townson drilled a three to give Little Rock a 46-33 lead.
The Trojans took their largest lead of the game in the fourth quarter at 15 points on an old-fashioned three-point play as Ronjanae DeGray was fouled on a jumper. Little Rock’s lead never went below 11 points for the rest of the contest as it shot 50 percent (5-for-10) for the second consecutive period.
Hurlburt ended the game with six points, six rebounds and two assists while Terrion Moore tallied a career-high six points with five rebounds. Keanna Keys ended up with five rebounds and three points.
Little Rock ended the game shooting 42.4 percent (25-for-59) while Georgia State shot 37.5 (18-for-48). The Trojans held the advantage in free-throw percentage (81.3-80.0), rebounds (37-30) and assists (14-6).
The Trojans will conclude their tour through Georgia with a visit to Georgia Southern on Saturday at 1 p.m. (CT).

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