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Golden Suns Breeze Past NWOSU 77-57

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Danielle Frachiseur scored a career-high 21 points to lead nationally 17th-ranked Arkansas Tech University to a 77-57 Great American Conference women's basketball win over Northwestern Oklahoma State University at Percefull Fieldhouse in Alva, Okla., on Thursday night.

Frachiseur was 8-of-8 from the field and 5-of-6 at the free throw line. She was a primary beneficiary of ball movement that led to a season-high 23 assists for the Golden Suns (14-2 overall, 10-2 GAC).

"We did a fantastic job making the extra pass," said Arkansas Tech head coach Dave Wilbers. "We had a few uncharacteristic turnovers, but it seems like that happens when you come up here. We had some great passes, too."

The Golden Suns led 26-18 at the end of one quarter. They took control for good over the final 2:38 of the second quarter, outscoring the Lady Rangers 11-3 over that span to open up a 44-28 advantage at halftime.

Arkansas Tech owned a 65-44 edge after three quarters. An 11-0 run by the Golden Suns early in the fourth quarter removed any remaining doubt. Tech led by as many as 31 points before settling for a 20-point victory.

Cheyenne North scored 14 points and grabbed six rebounds for the Golden Suns. Anissa Pounds notched 11 points. Frachiseur added eight rebounds and four blocked shots.

Ashley Pride paced Northwestern Oklahoma State (6-12, 5-7) with 15 points.

The Golden Suns will travel on to Weatherford, Okla., for an 11 a.m. GAC contest against Southwestern Oklahoma State University on Saturday, Jan. 28. Radio station KCJC 102.3 FM and www.arkansastechsports.com will provide live coverage.