Women’s basketball comes up short against No. 23 Arkansas

Senior guard Angela Harris charges the basket during the women’s basketball game against Incarnate Word in Bramlage Coliseum on Dec. 3, 2019. The Wildcats defeated the Cardinals 85-41. (Logan Wassall | Collegian Media Group)

The women’s basketball team competed in their first true road game of the season, but ultimately fell to No. 23 Arkansas 81-72.

Senior forward Peyton Williams led the Wildcats, moving to tie for fourth in school history with her 26th career double-double with 19 points and 13 rebounds. Williams ranks 12th on the all-time rebounding list with 749.

Two other Wildcats joined Williams in scoring double figures — senior guard Angela Harris scored her season-high 16 points and redshirt freshman center Ayoka Lee scored 15 points. Lee also recorded a double-double with 14 rebounds, a career-high.

That didn’t match the great scoring performances of two Razorbacks; redshirt junior guard Chelsea Dungee led Arkansas with 32 points followed by senior guard Alexis Tolefree with 21 points.

Arkansas began the game with an early 11-4 lead in the first quarter. The Wildcats then called a timeout to make adjustments and came out strong to end the first quarter down 16-14.

The second quarter followed the same sequence. Arkansas got to a 30-19 lead, but Kansas State battled and cut the lead to four points to end the quarter to trailing 37-33.

The Wildcats came out of halftime by continuing their hot streak to take a narrow 42-41 lead with less than 7:00 left in the third quarter. The Razorbacks answered with a 10-0 run to retake the lead at 55-46. The third quarter ended with Arkansas ahead 61-50.

The Razorbacks ended up being too much for the Wildcats to handle in the fourth quarter as they got to their biggest lead of the game, 72-58.

In the end, the Wildcats fell to Arkansas 72-81.