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No. 21 Arkansas 93, Pacific 59

December 8, 1996

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) _ Kimberly Wilson had 21 points and 11 assists as No. 21 Arkansas beat winless Pacific 93-59 Sunday at the round-robin Kona Women’s Basketball Classic.

Pacific (0-5) briefly cut Arkansas’ lead to 11 points early in the second half, but the Lady Razorbacks (6-1) put it away with a 25-7 run near the end of the game.

Arkansas built an early 29-9 lead before weathering a 19-8 run by the Tigers that cut the lead to 37-28 with 48 seconds remaining.

A 3-pointer by Sytia Messer and two free throws by Christy Smith put Arkansas up 42-28 at the half.

All five Arkansas starters scored in double figures. Messer and Smith ended with 13 points apiece, while Karen Jones and Karyn Karlin added 10 each.

The Tigers were paced by Kate McAllister, who had 16 points. Cathy Lauritzen and Eden Palacio scored 11 points apiece.