The Arka Tech

Suns win by 20 in season opener

MATTHEW EMERY/THE ARKA TECH: Aujana Dawkins gets ready to shoot a free throw.

The Arkansas Tech Golden Suns kicked off the 2015-16 basketball season on Saturday with a 82-62 win over Lane.

Senior forward Fatima Adams led the way for the Golden Suns, posting 27 points and eight rebounds on the night.

Both teams came out of the gates cold, but Lane gained an eventual 11- 10 lead.

Lane would keep this lead for most of the half, up until a layup from Adams that would break a 24-24 tie and surge the Golden Suns forward.

Following a pair of three pointers by junior guard Tierani Richardson, the Golden Suns went into halftime with a 34-31 lead.

Halftime proved useful for Tech, as they opened up the second half with 10 straight points, seven by way of Adams.

Junior forward Danielle Frachiseur netted a bucket that would extend the Tech lead to double digits.

The Golden Suns would not look back, leading by at least 11 points for the remainder of the game.

The Golden Suns shot .320 from behind the arc, led by Richardson and junior guard Calli White, who netted three a piece from deep.

The Golden Suns will hit the road on Thursday when they open Great American Conference play against Southwestern Oklahoma.

Tip off is at 5:30 p.m.