Cowgirls Fall by 1 Point in Overtime


Tuesday, March 24th 2009, 12:15 am
By: News 9


Associated Press


LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas-- Whitney Jones scored 22 points, including the winning free throw in the waning seconds of overtime, to help lead Arkansas to a 61-60 victory over Oklahoma State in the second round of the Women's National Invitation Tournament on Monday.

The Razorbacks (18-13) scored the first five points in the extra session, then Andrea Riley answered with five to tie the game at 58-58. Arkansas moved ahead 60-58 on Jones' inside jumper, which Megan Byford matched to even the score at 60 with 58 seconds remaining.

Jones was fouled with 16 seconds left, setting the stage for the winning shot. Arkansas then held the Cowgirls (17-16) scoreless as time expired.

Jones grabbed 11 rebounds for the Razorbacks and Ayana Brereton chipped in 11 points and four rebounds.

Taylor Hardeman led Oklahoma State with 21 points and Riley finished with 18 points and six rebounds.