Close but no cigar

Ricci Logan/The Arka Tech Cheyenne Northgoes up strong for her shot adding to her 13 pionts for the game.

The Golden Suns will travel to Magnolia Thursday, Feb. 15, for a showdown against Southern Arkansas.

This past week the Golden Suns were in close match up with the Oklahoma Baptist Bisons.

The Golden Suns opened the game on 12-0 run through the first four minutes of the game. The Bisons would make it a seven-point game after Autumn Ave hit a three pointer with 2:55 remaining in the first quarter.

The Golden Suns pushed ahead by 15, 41- 26, with 3:55 left to play in before half time, but the Bisons narrowed the deficit to six in the closing minutes. Jacie Higgins, from Conway, hit a three pointer at the buzzer to close the half, making the score 48-39.

Coming out at half time, the Bisons narrowed the gap through the third quarter. The Bisons scored eight consecutive points to take the first lead of the contest at 56-54 with 1:23 to play in the third quarter.

The Golden Suns came back with score to tie the game 56-56. The two teams traded three pointers over the final minute to go into the fourth quarter tied at 59.

The Golden Suns scored the first four points of the fourth quarter to reclaim the advantage before the Bisons scored its first points. The Golden Suns’ defense would hold off the Bisons’ offense the rest of the game. The Golden Suns improved to 18-2 with the win over the Bisons.

The Golden Suns outshot Oklahoma Baptist 43.5 to 41.8 percent and held a 45-31 rebounding advantage.

Cheyenne North, from Gallatin, Tennessee, had 13 points, four blocks and six rebounds.