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Golden Suns sitting in second

Ricci logan/The Arka Tech Ke’Vonshaye Stackhouse, from Helena, buried a three-pointer.

The Golden Suns travel to Alva, Oklahoma tonight to take on the Northwestern Oklahoma Lady Rangers at 5:30 p.m. Last weekend, the Golden Suns took on the East Central Lady Tigers in a 68-53 win.

The Golden Suns, 11-2 in GAC play, will take on the Lady Rangers, 5-8 in GAC play. The Golden Suns sit at second in the GAC behind Southwestern Oklahoma State, who is 13-0. The Lady Rangers are in a four-way tie for seventh in the GAC with the Harding Lady Bisons, the Southern Nazarene Crimson Storm and the East Central Lady Tigers.

Last weekend, the Golden Suns extended the win streak to six after beating the Lady Tigers at home, 68-53.

The Golden Suns and the Lady Tigers traded leads throughout the beginning of the first quarter but an 8-0 run gave the Golden Suns a 5-point lead at the end of the first quarter.

The Golden Suns were able to get their lead to double digits in the second quarter but big runs from the Lady Tigers kept them in the game, tying with a few minutes left in the half. The Golden Suns scored the final points of the half making it 31-28 at half.

Into the second half, the Golden Suns had more big runs, giving them an 11-point lead by the end of the third quarter.

Ke’Vonshaye Stackhouse, from Helena, buried a three-pointer for the Golden Suns with 1:57 left in the game to extend the lead to 22 points, 68-46.

The Golden Suns held a 38-30 rebounding advantage over the Lady Tigers. They were 8-of-13 from the free-throw line and shot 47 percent from the field.

Kylie Ladd, from Ozark, had 16 points and five assists on the night. Stackhouse and Lyrik Williams, from Crystal, Minnesota, both shot for double figures in the game.