The Arka Tech

Suns take it down to the wire

The Golden Suns will play their last road game Thursday, Feb. 22, against Ouachita Baptist. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

This past Monday, the Golden Suns faced their arch rival the Harding Lady Bisons.

Both teams came out focused and traded baskets over the first quarter, with nine lead changes.

Neither team could claim more than a threepoint lead in the first quarter.

Kylie Ladd, from Ozark, hit a pair of free throws at the 9:14 mark in the second quarter to give the Golden Suns a five-point lead, 2015. The Bisons battled back, scoring the next five points to tie the game. There were also five lead changes in the
second quarter.

The Bisons controlled the pace of the game in the third quarter. They stretched their lead to five points on four different occasions. Going into the fourth quarter, the score was 44-14. Ladd hit a crucial three-pointer with 6:45 to play in the fourth quarter.

Ladd hit three, three-pointers in this game, scoring 20 points. Four minutes later, the Lady Bisons hit a three-pointer to tie the game at the 1:34 mark. With twenty-one seconds left to play, Jayana Sanders, from Pine Bluff, made a lay-up to take the lead and win the game.

Tech outshot Harding 31.7 to 27.8 percent.

Harding held a 47-41 rebounding advantage, and the Golden Suns forced 20 Lady Bison turnovers.