Central Baptist College’s women and Ecclesia College’s men will try to do something tonight (Monday, Nov. 22) that no visiting team to Tucker Coliseum has been able to do so far this basketball season — walk out a winner.
The nationally top-ranked Arkansas Tech Golden Suns (3-0) will take on the Central Baptist Lady Mustangs (0-8) at 5:30 p.m.
The men’s contest between the nationally 13th-ranked Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys (2-1) and the Ecclesia College Royals (1-6) is set for a 7:30 p.m. tip-off.
Admission will be free with a valid Tech identification card. KWKK 100.9 FM will have the radio broadcast in the Arkansas River Valley.
The Golden Suns have throttled Rhema Bible (120-34) and Lambuth University (107-60) in their last two games. Those wins marked the first time in the 34-year history of Arkansas Tech women’s basketball that the Golden Suns have scored 100 or more points in consecutive games.
Central Baptist remained winless on the season with a 59-56 home loss to the University of the Ozarks on Saturday.
Tech women’s defeated the Lady Mustangs 108-51 last season. Jenny Vining had 16 points to lead six Golden Suns in double figures in scoring.
The Wonder Boys used a 23-6 edge in points off turnovers to defeat Lambuth University 87-65 on Saturday night. Tech’s James Causey scored a career-high 17 points in the victory.
Ecclesia College dropped a 66-48 decision at Northeastern State University (Okla.) in its most recent outing. Greg Long had 17 points and 14 rebounds for the Royals in a losing effort.
Despite Ecclesia’s 1-6 record, no one from Arkansas Tech is likely to take the Royals lightly. Ecclesia used a 15-0 run to cut the Wonder Boys’ lead to 63-58 with 6:03 remaining in the meeting between the two programs last season.
Arkansas Tech recovered to post an 80-68 win, but not before it received a significant scare.
After tonight’s home doubleheader, Arkansas Tech’s basketball teams will hit the road for Gulf South Conference crossover games against GSC East Division opponents.
Tech will visit West Alabama at 2 and 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27, and West Georgia at 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. (CST) on Monday, Nov. 29.
KWKK 100.9 FM and www.athletics.atu.edu will have the call of all four of those games.]]>