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Golden Suns set to finish regular season

Kelsey McClure from Muskogee, Oklahoma goes up for a shot in the first half of the play.

The Arkansas Tech Golden Suns will travel to Ada, Oklahoma to face the East Central Tigers on Thursday, Feb. 23. Tip off for this game is 5:30 p.m.

The Golden Suns are coming off a loss to the Harding University Bisons, 64-62, last week, despite going on a 11-2 run late in the fourth quarter to pull within two.

The Golden Suns also played the Arkansas-Monticello Boll Weevils later that week on Senior Night, defeating them with a final of 86-41.

Following the end of the home stand, the Golden Suns went on the road to Arkadelphia to face Henderson State Reddies last Saturday, winning 82-73.

The Golden Suns opened the game on 7-0 run. The Reddies soon came back to cut the lead to two points, making it 14-12 with 3:58 to go in the first half. The Golden Suns got hot, going on a 13-2 run through seven minutes to take a 27-14 lead with 7:06 left before halftime.

The Reddies pulled back within nine with 2:08 left. The Golden Suns continued their hot shooting going on an 8-4 run to make the score 42-29 at halftime. In the first half, the Golden Suns shot 59.26 percent shooting from the floor. The Golden Suns also went 5-9 from the three-point line in the first half shooting 55.56 percent.

In the second half, Anissa Pounds, from Kotka, Finland, scored 11 of her 34 points in the game. Pounds went 9 of 13 shooting from the floor and 7 of 11 from the three-point line. The Reddies put together an impressive run in the fourth quarter by outscoring the Golden Suns 21- 6 in the first seven minutes, making the score close at 70-68.

With 3:06 left to play the Golden Suns held a three-point lead, and Pounds iced the game going 6 of 6 from the free throw line to win the game, 82-73.

The 34 points is a single game career high for Pounds.