Tucson, Ariz. ?- Arizona made a season-best 23 free throws to make up for 35.8 percent (24-67) shooting from the field, as the Wildcats (5-3) rolled to a 74-59 win over Louisiana Tech (2-5) on Sunday afternoon in McKale Center. The victory marks
“We knew that we needed to get to the free throw line and rebound, and those were both key statistics for us today,” head coach Joan Bonvicini said. “Louisiana Tech is a great program and I am proud of our players for how they played. This is a good win for us.”
Individually for the Wildcats, junior Ashley Whisonant scored a career-high 22 points (8-22) to go with five rebounds, and senior Joy Hollingsworth scored 22 points (6-16) for the third time this season while tallying five rebounds and five steals. Junior Shannon Hobson finished with a season-high 16 points, and sophomore Amina Njonkou and junior Suzy Bofia combined for eight points and 16 rebounds.
Four Lady Techsters scored in double-figures led by Ty Moore’s double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds.
The Wildcats shot 30.8 percent (12-39) from the field in the second half, but got to the free throw line 19 times to convert 14 free throw attempts. The Wildcats led by double-figures for much of the final seven minutes of the game, as La Tech shot 37.5 percent (13-31) from the field in the second half.