No. 1 Golden Suns Improve to 3-0

Natalia Santos scored 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead the nationally top-ranked Arkansas Tech Golden Suns to a 107-60 non-conference victory over the Lambuth University Lady Eagles at Tucker Coliseum in Russellville on Saturday night.

The win extended the Golden Suns’ home-court winning streak to 21 consecutive games. It is the fifth-longest home winning streak in Arkansas Tech women’s basketball history and the Suns’ longest winning streak at Tucker Coliseum since they won 29 in a row under the dome from 1998-2001.

Santos (photographed) was 10-of-16 from the field and 2-of-3 at the free throw line. She made four offensive rebounds and three assists.

Tech’s Jenny Vining hit six 3-pointers and finished with 18 points. She also had seven assists and four steals.

Jessica Weatherford (15 points), Laura Beth Anderson (13 points) and Casse Vaughn (10 points) gave the Golden Suns five players in double figures in scoring.

Shaquilah Davis added seven points, six steals, five rebounds and three assists. Katie Horsman had seven points and five rebounds. Shanae Govan notched five assists and four steals.

Arkansas Tech (3-0) used a 14-0 run to take a 25-7 lead with 9:48 to go in the first half.

The Suns extended their lead to 47-24 at halftime and cruised home from there.

Tech extended its final margin to 47 points by shooting 58 percent from the field in the second half.

For the game, the Suns were 38-of-71 (54 percent) from the field. Tech out-rebounded Lambuth 50-24.

Ashley Franklin led Lambuth (0-3) with 21 points.

The Golden Suns will host Central Baptist for a 5:30 p.m. non-conference game on Monday, Nov. 22.