FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. Double-doubles by junior Malica Monk and sophomore Kiara Williams paced the University of Arkansas womens basketball team to a 79-62 win over Grambling State in Bud Walton Arena on Thursday.
Arkansas (9-4) wraps up the non-conference season with a perfect 7-0 record at home after the win over the Tigers (3-8). Monk got her double-double the hard way with 10 points and 10 assists. It is her first career double-digit assist game and her first career double-double. Williams dropped in 12 points and tied her career-best with 16 boards.
The game opened even with Arkansas taking a narrow, 15-11, lead after the first quarter of play. The Razorbacks heated up offensively in the second quarter, opening the frame with a 14-2 run. That surge led to a 25-12 advantage in the second stanza and the game was never close after that.
Devin Cosper tallied her 12th game in double figures finishing with a game-high 16 points. Junior Raven Northcross-Baker added 14 points to go with Williams 12 points and Monks 10 points in the win.
Arkansas was good from distance with 11 made 3-pointers and the Razorbacks outrebounded the Tigers 48-35 in the game.
Devin Cosper was in double figures in the first half. It is the third time she has scored in double figures in a half, her 11th double figure game of the year and the 34th of her career.
Kiara Williams had 13 rebounds at the break and finished tying her career-best with 16 boards. It is the fifth double-digit rebounding game of her career.
Kiara Williams finished with her second career double-double with 12 points and 16 rebounds.
Malica Monk had her first career double-double with 10 points and 10 assists. These are the seventh and eighth Razorback double-doubles of the year.
Arkansas had eight made 3-pointers in the first half and finished with 11 makes from distance. It is the fifth game of the year with double-digit 3-pointers.
Snapped Malica Monks streak of 19 consecutive free throws was snapped in the first quarter.
Malica Monk has scored in double figures in all 13 games this season.
Arkansas held Grambling States leading scorer to two points (averages 13.3 ppg).
The Razorbacks open Southeastern Conference play on Sunday hosting Ole Miss at 2 p.m. in Bud Walton Arena.
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