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Basketball Teams Make First GAC Road Trip

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Arkansas Tech Golden Suns (6-0, 1-0 GAC) at HSU Lady Reddies (2-6, 0-3 GAC) When: Saturday, Dec. 6, 1 p.m. Where: Duke Wells Center, Arkadelphia Radio/Internet: KWKK 100.9 FM/www.arkansastechsports.com Series: Tech leads 63-12 About the Golden Suns: Arkansas Tech leads Great American Conference women's basketball in scoring offense (83.3 points per game), field goal percentage (.490), 3-point field goal percentage (.417), rebound margin (+12.7 per game), steals (14.5 per game) and offensive rebounds (15.8 per game) this season. The Golden Suns have won 13 of their last 14 meetings with Henderson State. Arkansas Tech is one of just two GAC women's basketball teams with an undefeated overall record this season. The other is Southeastern Oklahoma State University, which is 8-0. Junior forward Fatima Adams, the reigning GAC player of the week, has registered four consecutive double-doubles. About the Lady Reddies: Henderson State's slow start is largely attributable to its struggles on the defensive end of the floor. The Lady Reddies rank last in the GAC in field goal percentage defense (.467) and next-to-last in scoring defense (76.1 points allowed per game). Senior guard Aungelique Sledge ranks seventh in the conference in scoring (16.1 points per game). She was GAC defender of the year and All-GAC first team in 2013-14. Sledge scored 35 points and made a school-record eight 3-pointers in Henderson State's 83-65 home win over Arkansas Tech last season. Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys (4-4, 0-1 GAC) at HSU Reddies (4-3, 2-1 GAC) When: Saturday, Dec. 6, 3 p.m. Where: Duke Wells Center, Arkadelphia Radio/Internet: KWKK 100.9 FM/www.arkansastechsports.com Series: HSU leads 80-78 About the Wonder Boys: Arkansas Tech saw its three-game winning streak come to an end with a 64-57 loss to Ouachita Baptist University on Thursday. The Wonder Boys were 18-of-57 (32 percent) from the field and the Tigers out-rebounded them 41-34. Senior guard Mike Balogun had 16 points for the Wonder Boys. It was his fifth game to reach double figures in scoring this season. Junior forward Nick Wayman added 14 points, while senior guard Bryson Fletcher scored 10 points and made eight assists. Arkansas Tech has won six consecutive meetings with Henderson State. About the Reddies: Henderson State has won its last two games, including a 63-51 GAC victory over the University of Arkansas-Monticello on Thursday. Senior forward Kelvin Dixon came off the bench to register 16 points and nine rebounds for the Reddies. HSU senior center Reggie Murphy had 15 points and 14 rebounds. The Reddies were 15-of-25 (60 percent) from the field in the second half. Henderson State head coach Doug Nichols served as Arkansas Tech assistant men's basketball coach during the 2010-11 season.]]>