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Golden Suns Advance to GAC Semifinals

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www.arkansastechsports.com will have live coverage. Southeastern Oklahoma State advanced to the semifinal round with a 101-92 win over Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Adams, who was named GAC newcomer of the year and All-GAC first team on Wednesday night, was 14-of-28 from the field and 7-of-8 at the free throw line on Thursday. She also collected seven rebounds. Henderson State's Jasmine Settles established a host of scoring records with 44 points in a losing effort. She was 14-of-22 from the field and 9-of-13 from 3-point range. Settles established new Henderson State, Great American Conference and GAC Tournament single-game scoring records with her performance. Arkansas Tech made 10 of its first 15 field goal tries and led by as many as 14 points in the first half. The Golden Suns held a 50-39 advantage at halftime, but they made just one of their first nine attempts from the floor in the second half. That dry spell allowed the Reddies to pull within 60-59 with 14:08 remaining. Arkansas Tech responded with a 15-3 run to pull away for good. Adams sparked the surge with a jumper at the 13:46 mark. Anissa Pounds scored seven points during the rally, including a pair of free throws that made it 75-62 with 8:50 left. The margin never dipped below 11 points the rest of the way as the Golden Suns improved to 28-9 all-time in conference tournament games during their NCAA Division II era. Arkansas Tech was 38-of-78 (49 percent) from the field and 18-of-21 (86 percent) at the free throw line. The Suns out-rebounded Henderson State 46-31, and Arkansas Tech committed just seven turnovers. It was the third time this season that the Golden Suns have held their turnover total in single digits. Arkansas Tech out-scored the Reddies 62-32 in the paint and 21-10 in points off turnovers. Jacinda Myers-Sanders had 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Golden Suns. It was her first double-double of the season. Pounds finished with 17 points and eight assists. Katrina Hayden chipped in 13 points, seven assists and five rebounds. Dulincia Keener scored 19 points for the Reddies, who completed their season with an overall record of 10-17.]]>