Golden Suns Unstoppable in Alva

Nationally 18th-ranked Arkansas Tech University continued its early-season dominance of every women’s basketball opponent in its path on Saturday by bulldozing Northwestern Oklahoma State University 105-64 at Percefull Fieldhouse in Alva, Okla.

The Golden Suns (3-0 overall, 2-0 GAC) have outscored their first three opponents of the 2015-16 season by an average margin of 27.4 points per game.

“We’re getting off to good starts because we are playing so hard,” said Tech head coach Dave Wilbers. “Our tempo is really good. I challenged the team because I’ve been coming up here (to Alva) for a bunch of years, and we’ve never played well here before today.”

Arkansas Tech scored the first seven points of the game and maintained the lead the rest of the way. A 19-4 Golden Suns’ run late in the second quarter allowed them to build a 52-34 edge at the intermission.

Tech shot 56 percent (20-of-36) from the field and made 14 assists with just three turnovers over the first 20 minutes.

The Golden Suns put it away by making eight of their first nine field goal tries in the third quarter. Their lead ballooned to 67-36 as they outscored Northwestern Oklahoma State 15-2 over the first 3:28 of the second half, and it was never in doubt from there.

Fatima Adams scored 23 points and grabbed 10 points to lead Arkansas Tech. Calli White made 3-of-5 tries from 3-point range and finished with 15 points.

Danielle Frachiseur notched 14 points and five rebounds for the Golden Suns, while Aujana Dawkins contributed 13 points and five rebounds.

Kamera Bozeman had 23 points and 11 rebounds for Northwestern Oklahoma State (0-4, 0-2).

The Golden Suns will return home to Tucker Coliseum in Russellville and step out of GAC play on Tuesday, Nov. 24, for a 5:30 p.m. contest against the University of North Alabama.

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