Lady Red Wolves continue winning
The Lady Red Wolves extended their win streak to six, downing the Florida Atlantic Owls 74-56 Saturday evening.
Four players registered double figures for the Red Wolves, including senior guard Ashley Olvera, who led the team with a career-high 23 points, and junior forward Jane Morrill, who put up her third-career double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Freshman forward Jalen OBannon and sophomore guard Hanna Qedan both scored 14.
ASU (11-9, 8-3) lost to FAU (10-9, 7-4) 79-71 on Dec. 1 thanks largely to 27 turnovers, but the Red Wolves cut that statistic almost in half this time, committing only 15 while forcing 18 from the Owls.
That was our main key. (Florida Atlantic) are the team in the conference that forces the most turnovers, Olvera said.
The Red Wolves took control in the first half and never relinquished the lead after seizing it three minutes in. ASU later went on a 16-3 run to build a 19-8 lead with 12:23 remaining in the first half.
FAU battled back in the last minutes of the half, but Morrill hit four free throws in the last minute-and-a-half to stave off the rally and keep the Red Wolves ahead 34-30.
The flow of the game when we built the lead (was that) we were certainly the aggressor. We really got them on their heels. They turned that on us. We only scored on four of our last 17 possessions, said head coach Brian Boyer.
ASU flipped the momentum coming out of the locker room and were relentless in the second half. Olvera asserted herself against FAUs defense with 14 points in the half, establishing the tone for the rest of the team.
At halftime, we needed to turn that pressure to our advantage and be more aggressive, Boyer explained. I thought our players did a great job of that in the second half of taking that pressure and really attacking it hard off the dribble.
The Red Wolves had a double-digit lead through much of the second half. FAU frequently fouled their opponents to stop them from driving to the basket, something Boyer attributed to his players aggression. The win is Arkansas States sixth straight and cements a two-game lead over North Texas in the Sun Belt West.
The team stays at home for its next two games; a 7:05 showdown with South Alabama Wednesday night and a 2:05 p.m. match against North Texas on Saturday.
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