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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