FLORIDA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

SEC woes continue


Florida's Sarah Lowe (11) drives down court as Arkansas' Lakishia Harper (44) defends during the first half at Walton Arena in Fayetteville, Ark.,

AP Photo/April L. Brown
Published: Friday, January 17, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 17, 2003 at 2:12 a.m.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Shameka Christon, Ruby Vaden and India Lewis each scored 14 points in No. 10 Arkansas' 84-45 victory over Florida on Thursday.
The loss drops Florida to 0-3 in the SEC. The Gators lost their previous conference game to Georgia on Jan. 12, 105-62 at the O'Connell Center.
Dana Cherry added 13 points for the Razorbacks (15-2, 2-0 SEC).
Tishona Gregory was the Gators' leading scorer with 11 points, the only Florida player in double digits.
Arkansas is 9-0 at home, and the two league wins are the first time the Razorbacks have opened conference play with a winning slate under coach Gary Blair.
The Razorbacks held the Gators' top scorers - Bernice Mosby and Sarah Lowe - to 8 and 7 points, respectively. Mosby entered the game averaging 14.2 points while Lowe had been averaging 11.9.
Arkansas doubled Florida's score twice in the second half as Vaden drew a foul on a layup and made her free-throw early in the second half for a 52-25 game, and Sarah Pfeifer nailed a free-throw for a 68-34 margin.
The Gators (8-7, 0-3) tried to close the gap but the Lady Razorbacks shut down their efforts by outscoring the Gators, 42-22 in the second half.
Florida played close early in the game, trailing by one or two points, but a layup by Christon sparked a 28-8 scoring run to close the half, 42-23.
The Razorbacks held Florida to 35.7 percent shooting and forced 15 turnovers in the first half.
, while losing the ball only eight times themselves. The Gators shot even more poorly during the second half, to finish with a 28 percent shooting average for the game.
The Lady Razorbacks hit 51 percent of its field-goal attempts.

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