LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Georgia State’s women’s basketball team stayed within single digits of the lead against Little Rock Saturday, but the Trojans remained unbeaten in conference play with a 54-47 win over the Panthers.

Little Rock out-rebounded the Panthers and made the best of their 19 offensive rebounds, finishing with 19 second-chance points.

Georgia State’s largest deficit was just nine points against the first-place Trojans. The Panthers led for 8:44 and the game was tied for 7:25.

Madison Newby led GSU with 16 points. Kierra Henry also finished in double figures with 14 points. Janessa Murphy totaled seven points and grabbed a team-high six rebounds.

After falling behind 4-0 in the first quarter, Georgia State held Little Rock scoreless for more than four minutes while the Panthers went on an 8-0 run. Kierra Henry made a lay-up off an inbounds play in the final minute to give GSU a 10-8 lead at the end of the period.

Little Rock went on a run to end the second quarter and took a 22-18 lead into halftime.

Georgia State came out strong in the second half and went on an 8-0 run to regain the lead at 28-26. The Panthers kept things close, but the Trojans heated up at the end of the third and held the advantage going into the fourth quarter.

Georgia State stayed within single-digits and had a shot to make it a one-possession contest in the closing minute, but the Trojans maintained their perfect conference record with a 54-47 win.

GSU returns home to Atlanta and will host Louisiana Thursday followed by ULM on Saturday.