Golden Suns, Belles Meet Sunday at Tucker Coliseum

A women’s basketball program that advanced to the Sweet 16 of the 2019 NCAA Division II Tournament is the next opponent for Arkansas Tech University.

Angelo State University (Texas) and the Golden Suns will meet on Sunday, Nov. 17, at Tucker Coliseum in Russellville.

Tickets will be available at the door. Those with a valid ATU identification card will be admitted free of charge.

ATU Golden Suns (2-0) vs. Angelo State Belles (1-1)
When: Sunday, Nov. 17, 2 p.m.
Where: Tucker Coliseum, Russellville
Radio/Internet: KCJC 102.3 FM/
Series: First meeting

About the Golden Suns: Four Arkansas Tech players — junior guard Ke’Vonshaye Stackhouse (17.5 points per game), freshman guard Jalei Oglesby (17 points per game), freshman guard Kaley Shipman (11.5 points per game) and senior guard Hannah Villines (10.5 points per game) — are averaging double figures in scoring. The Golden Suns have held their first two opponents to 40.5 points per game and 26.3 percent shooting from the floor. The game against Angelo State will be the Golden Suns’ final tune-up for the beginning of Great American Conference play on Thursday, Nov. 21, against Ouachita Baptist University.

About the Belles: Angelo State reached the 2019 NCAA Division II Tournament South Central Regional final before falling 76-70 against eventual national champion Lubbock Christian University. Two starters — senior forward De’Anira Moore and senior guard Asia Davis — return from the Belles’ 26-6 team a year ago. Angelo State is picked to finish third in the Lone Star Conference in 2019-20. The Belles earned a season-opening 78-67 win over Texas Wesleyan University on Nov. 12 before dropping an 89-67 decision at Harding University on Friday.