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.