After a five-point loss at Southern Arkansas on Jan. 29, Arkansas Tech rebounded with a 66-61 win at Ouachita Baptist on Saturday.
The No. 25 Golden Suns (16-3, 11-2 Great American Conference) overcame the Lady Tigers (7-13, 3-10 GAC) with a 23-point performance from Anissa Pounds and a double-double from Fatima Adams at Vining Arena in Arkadelphia.
Scoring a layup less than one minute into the game, the Lady Tigers shortly held a lead until Jacinda Myers-Sanders made two free throws to tie the score. Tech traded leads with Ouachita until the Lady Tigers held the advantage for nearly 12 minutes.
Fabiana Monte tied the game at 22-22 with a jumper at the 5:23 mark, and Pounds gave the Golden Suns the lead with a jumper shortly after. Although the Lady Tigers tied the game once more, the Golden Suns ended with a 34-26 lead, capped by a 3-pointer by Pounds with four seconds left.
Although Tech allowed the Lady Tigers to hold an advantage in the first half, the Golden Suns held their lead to finish the game.
Katrina Hayden made a jumper to start Tech’s scoring with 18:40 remaining in the second half at 36-28. The Lady Tigers pulled within four points by 16:43 and then within three points by 15:14, but Tech held onto its lead, eventually extending it to 59-49.
Adams made two free throws to give Tech a 10-point lead with 6:38 left, and Pounds made a layup to later give tech a 65-55 lead with 2:39 left.
The Lady Tigers slowly chipped into Tech’s lead but were cut short by the clock, only reaching 66-61 when time expired.
Adams recorded a double-double performance and scored 19 points in addition to 13 rebounds. Hayden scored eight points, and Caroline Eubanks scored seven points.
Tech shot nearly 42 percent from the field and was 5-of-15 in 3-pointers, in addition to making 11-of-17 free throws. The Golden Suns scored 27 points in the paint and 17 points off turnovers, although committing 14 turnovers themselves.
The Lady Tigers shot less than 40 percent from the field and 30 percent in 3-pointers but made 15-of-19 in free throws.
The Golden Suns will complete their road trip at Southwestern Oklahoma Thursday and will return to Tucker Coliseum on Feb. 12 for a 5:30 p.m. start against Northwestern Oklahoma.