A big first half by Bre Brooks and a big second half by Danielle Frachiseur helped Arkansas Tech University open the Great American Conference portion of its women’s basketball schedule with a 94-73 win over Southwestern Oklahoma State University on Thursday night at the Pioneer Cellular Events Center in Weatherford, Okla.
The nationally 18th-ranked Golden Suns (2-0 overall, 1-0 GAC) committed just six turnovers in an up-tempo game that saw 151 field goal attempts by the two teams combined.
“It was a fast-paced game, and we knew it would be,” said Arkansas Tech head coach Dave Wilbers. “We were able to play lots of players, and they all filled their roles. Both teams were fatigued in the second half, but we were able to overcome it.”
Brooks scored 17 of her game-high 25 points in the first quarter. The Golden Suns led by as many as 18 points in the second quarter, but SWOSU went on a 15-4 run late in the half and cut Tech’s edge to 48-39 at the intermission.
Frachiseur ensured the SWOSU comeback stopped there by scoring all 18 of her points in the second half. She was 7-of-8 from the field after halftime.
Fatima Adams had 16 points and 14 rebounds for the Golden Suns, while Anissa Pounds notched 14 points and seven rebounds.
Arkansas Tech limited the Lady Bulldogs to 34 percent (24-of-71) shooting from the field.
Jennifer Williams scored a team-high 16 points for SWOSU (0-3, 0-1).
The Golden Suns will conclude their two-game road trip with a 1 p.m. GAC contest against Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva on Saturday, Nov. 21. Radio station KCJC 102.3 FM and www.arkansastechsports.com will have the broadcast.