UAPB Women’s Hoops Green Collects Double-Double in Blowout Win Over Alcorn State 80-57


PINE BLUFF, AR – The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff women’s basketball team kept Alcorn State to just 13.3 percent from 3-point range in a 2-for-15 shooting performance on the way to an 80-57 win over the Braves at home Saturday.

The Golden Lions (13-10, 8-2) had three players score in double figures, led by Zaay Green, who secured a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Maya Peat tacked on 12 points and eight rebounds and Coriah Beck helped out with 11 points and four assists.

Peat pulled down four offensive rebounds to lead an offense that racked up second chance opportunities for UAPB, grabbing 17 boards and turning them into 19 second chance points.

UAPB’s defense held Alcorn State to only 13.3 percent shooting from beyond the arc and 40 percent from the field. The Braves did not have much luck cleaning up their misses on the offensive glass either, as they finished with seven offensive rebounds and managed six second chance points while UAPB cleared 27 defensive rebounds.

How It Happened

After falling behind 14-7, UAPB went on a 6-0 run with 3:45 left in the first quarter to narrow its deficit to 14-13. The Golden Lions then closed the rest of the gap and grabbed a 17-16 lead heading into quarter number two. UAPB capitalized on nine Alcorn State turnovers in the period, turning them into 10 points on the other end of the floor.

UAPB built that first quarter lead to 20-18 before going on a 9-0 run starting at the 7:33 mark in the second period, highlighted by a three from Empress Roberts, to increase its lead to 29-18. The Golden Lions proceeded to tack on five points to that lead and enjoyed a 43-27 advantage heading into halftime. UAPB was strong from deep in the period, knocking down four three-point shots to account for 12 of its 26 points.

Following intermission, UAPB continued to expand its advantage, pushing it to 50-33 before going on a 6-0 run, punctuated by a basket from Beck, to expand its lead further to 56-33 with 3:47 to go in the third. The Golden Lions held onto that lead for the rest of the frame and entered the fourth quarter with a 61-38 edge. UAPB took advantage of seven Alcorn State turnovers in the quarter, scoring seven points off of takeaways.

UAPB kept its lead intact before going on a 7-0 run, finished off by Beck’s three, to grow the lead to 80-57 with six seconds to go in the contest, a score which would hold for the rest of the game. UAPB took advantage of its opportunities in the post, scoring 10 of its 19 points in the paint.

Game Notes

» Zaay Green notched a double-double for the Golden Lions with 18 points and 11 rebounds.
» The Golden Lions held the Braves to only 40 percent shooting from the field.
» The Golden Lions never trailed after taking a 17-16 first quarter lead.
» UAPB tallied 17 total assists in the game.
» UAPB had a great day defensively, holding Alcorn State to 13 percent from beyond the arc on 15 attempts.
» The UAPB bench came alive by adding 26 points to its scoring output.
» UAPB had a 44-33 edge on the boards in the win.
» The UAPB defense forced 25 turnovers.
» The Golden Lions were active in affecting shots on the defensive end, recording five blocks as a team.
» UAPB cleaned up on the offensive glass, collecting 17 offensive boards in the game.
» Zaay Green led the Golden Lions with a game-high 18 points.
» UAPB got a game-high 11 rebounds from Zaay Green.