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Davis sets UTSA blocked shots record on Wednesday night

Courtesy: UTSA Athletics Communications
Release: 03/03/2011
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CONWAY, Ark. — Senior Alysse Davis recorded her fourth double-double of the season to go along with four blocks to set the program’s all-time record, but it was not enough, as Central Arkansas defeated UTSA, 81-59, on Wednesday night at the Farris Center.

Davis, who scored 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, tied Kim Duncan's 26-year-old mark in the first half and her record-setting 94th block came with 13:26 to play in the second half.

Junior Ashley Gardner made a successful return to her hometown with 15 points, while seniors Ashleigh Franklin scored 14 for the Roadrunners (14-14, 10-5 SLC).

Megan Herbert led the Sugar Bears (18-10, 10-5 SLC) with a game-high 28 points and Nakeia Guiden finished with a career-best 23.

UTSA trailed for a total of 24 seconds in the first half before a 3-pointer from Gardner erased that deficit.

Each time the Sugar Bears made a run, the Roadrunners responded with a basket. A jumper by Davis and a senior Amber Gregg 3-pointer gave UTSA its largest lead of the game, 21-15, with eight minutes to play in the stanza.

A jumper from Courtney Duever pulled Central Arkansas within a point before back-to-back layups restored a five-point lead and the Roadrunners went on to take a 31-28 edge into the half.

However, the Sugar Bears quickly erased the halftime deficit and tied the score at 36 three minutes into the second frame. Central Arkansas then scored the next five points and did not trail the rest of the way.

UTSA pulled within three on a Franklin layup, but that was the closest the Roadrunners got the rest of the way, as the Sugar Bears scored five consecutive points as part of an 11-2 run.

UCA never let up and shot 59.4 percent in the second half to cruise to the 22-point triumph.

The Roadrunners will look to claim the Southland Conference’s West Division on Saturday when they host UT Arlington (8-19, 5-10 SLC) at 4 p.m. UTSA will honor seniors Kelsey Ansley, Kameisha Johnson, Davis, Franklin and Gregg prior to tip.

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