BOONE, N.C. (12/31/17) – The Arkansas State women’s basketball dropped a road contest Thursday night to Appalachian State, falling to the Mountaineers by a way of a 76-50 decision.
- True freshman Starr Taylor led the team in scoring with a career-high 17 points and also dished out two assists.
- Junior Lauren Bradshaw nearly missed our on double-figures and finished second in scoring with eight points.
- Junior Ogo Obinabo collected a team-high eight rebounds.
First Half Summary
- Applachian State jumped out to a quick 6-1 advantage, but A-State responded with a 6-0 run to take a 10-8 lead (7:05)
- A-State shot 53.3% from the field in the first quarter.
- A jumper by Starr Taylor with 8:49 left until half gave the Red Wolves their biggest lead of the night at 24-21.
- Starr Taylor scored 12 of her 17 points in the first half and scored six straight at one point in the secodn quarter.
- The first half featured 12 lead changes and nine ties.
- An 11-0 run by Appalchian State put them up 40-31 before Starr Taylor hit a jumper before half to set the halftime score at 40-33.
Second Half Summary
- Appalachian State used a 15-0 run to take a 50-34 lead with under two minutes to go in the third quarter.
- The Red Wolves were just 1-of-10 from the field in the third quarter and were 4-of-15 in the fourth quarter.
- The Red Wolves tied a season-high by scoring 22 points in the first quarter for the third time this season.
- A-State's 26 turnovers were a season-high.
From Coach Boyer
“We had a really good first quarter and competed really well, but once we got to the second quarter, just as we did the other night, we just got man handled on the boards and that’s where everything starts,” A-State head coach Brian Boyer said. “That’s where everything really starts and we just don’t have a tough mentality right know and when you start getting beat on the boards you start to see heads drop and that’s something we’ve got to correct.”
- At Coastal Carolina on Saturday, January 7 - Tipoff is set for Noon