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Lady Mavericks lose to University of Arkansas at Little Rock in conference opener

The women’s basketball team (2-3, 0-1) lost its conference opener to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock 57-56 on Friday in a game that came down to the wire.

The Lady Mavericks controlled the score in the first quarter with junior forward Shyia Smith scoring 8 points, going 2-3 from the field and 4-4 from the free throw line. UTA led 15-11 at the end of the first quarter.

After a strong start, the Lady Mavs would see their lead slip away as they were outscored 19-13 by the Trojans to end the half. UTA shot 6-15 from the field and struggled going 1-4 from beyond the arc.