FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) - The Arkansas women's basketball team picked up a much needed win after some early season struggles with a 86-46 final against the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils at Bud Walton Arena Monday night.
The night was all bad for MVSU from before the game even began. Jessica Jackson went to the line to start the game shooting a technical foul assessed to MVSU after they turned in the starting line up late. Arkansas would never trail in the game after Jackson made the bonus point.
Four Razorbacks shot in the double digits to help lead the 40 point victory. Jackson lead the night with 18 points. Not far behind her was sophomore Devin Cosper. Cosper posted a career-best 16 points. The sophomore is paving a nice way for herself this season. Junior Alecia Cooley was just shy of a double-double with 15 points and nine rebounds, while freshman Jordan Danberry added 11 points.
Arkansas blew things wide open in the second period though outscoring the Delta devils 21-8 in that 10 minutes of play. They added to their 19 point first half lead, and put the game out of reach for MVSU after going on an 11-2 run to open the third period.
Arkansas advances to 4-8 on the season after a struggling start with losses against top ranked teams. They'll next host New Orleans on Wednesday, December 30th to finish out the calendar year along with their final non-conference game at Bud Walton Arena with a 7 p.m. tip off.