JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) _ Betty Lennox scored 26 points on 11-for-23 shooting to lead No. 4 Louisiana Tech over Arkansas State 82-69 Sunday in the Sun Belt Conference.

Catrina Frierson scored 12 points for the Lady Techsters (22-2, 12-0), who led by just one point midway through the second half. Cheryl Ford had 10 rebounds and Lennox nine.

Julie Hagood scored 20 points for the Lady Indians (14-9, 5-7), and Tanisha Johnson 19. Keeshia Evans added 12 and Natalie Goodall scored 10.

Arkansas State quickly opened a nine-point lead, but Lady Techsters went ahead for good on Lennox's layup with 12:03 left in the first half. Louisiana Tech was up 38-33 at halftime.

Natalie Goodall's 3-pointer closed Arkansas State within nine before Louisiana Tech's Brooke Lassiter scored two points. Johnson's 3-pointer cut the gap to eight and Arkansas State closed within one with 11:05 left, before the Lady Techsters steadily built their lead back up.