Little Rock rolls GSU for tenth straight

Little Rock (LR) women’s basketball rolled over Georgia Southern (GSU) 92-52 for its tenth straight win Thursday at the Jack Stephens Center.

The win, which saw three Trojans reach double digits and a full 11 players score, was head coach Joe Foley’s 1,000th game.

“It felt like it,” Foley joked in a postgame press conference.

LR (13-8, 10-0 Sun Belt) outscored the Eagles 28-10 in the first quarter, shooting 12 for 19 from the floor in that period, and led 53-23 at halftime. Forward Ronjanae DeGray scored 17 points and freshman guard Tori Lasker added 12 in the first half.

The Trojans remained undefeated in Sun Belt play with a 53 percent mark from the floor, and a 42 percent success rate from behind the arc.

DeGray logged 21 minutes off the bench and finished with 21 points and four rebounds. Lasker scored 15 points and had three assists, while Monique Townson served eight assists. DeGray and Towson were also among three players with two steals, the other being Terrion Moore.

“We played them four,” Lasker said, referring to the team’s scrappiness on defense as the game wore on and the lead grew. “We were more prepared than we were last time and we take pride in defense.”

The Eagles (4-17, 1-9 SBC) committed 20 turnovers, which LR cashed in for 29 points. The Trojans led by as much as 42 points with a little over two minutes remaining.

LR will put their perfect record on the line again Saturday when they host Georgia State at 3 p.m. at the Jack Stephens Center.

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