Peak scores 30 in UA women’s defeat

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HONOLULU — Junior Keira Peak dropped 30 points, but the Arkansas women’s basketball team fell short against No. 13 Oklahoma 73-70 on Friday at the Marriott Waikiki Beach Classic.

Peak posted a career-best behind a 12-for-19 night that included four three pointers and a 2-for-2 night from the line.

The Razorbacks, however, struggled offensively, especially in the first half. The Razorbacks finished shooting 35 percent on 23-for-66 from the floor but hit just five threes on the night and shot only 23 percent in the first half.

Arkansas trailed 26-19 at the break after allowing OU the 15-0 run in the mid to late first half.

Arkansas would play OU close throughout the second half and eventually tied the game at 28 with 12:54 to play. The Razorbacks even managed to lead a couple of times late.

The Razorbacks were a point away, 61-60, with less than 3 minutes to play but game-long foul troubles became a factor when senior Sarah Watkins fouled out. Arkansas was never able to regain the lead.

The Razorbacks return to the floor today taking on host Hawaii.