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No. 5 Golden Suns Outduel UAH 99-86

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Nationally fifth-ranked Arkansas Tech overcame a 3-point barrage from Alabama-Huntsville to defeat the Lady Chargers 99-86 at Tucker Coliseum in Russellville on Thursday night.

Alabama-Huntsville came in shooting just 28 percent from 3-point range this season, but the Lady Chargers made 20-of-40 (50 percent) from beyond the arc on Thursday.

That shooting performance allowed UAH to rally from a 23-point first-half deficit to tie the score at 59-59 on Jasmine Hammon's 3-pointer with 12:44 left in the game.

Arkansas Tech (8-1) answered with a run of its own, and when Jessica Weatherford made two free throws at the 7:10 mark the Suns held a 75-62 advantage.

UAH (2-7) committed four turnovers during what proved to be a decisive 16-3 Arkansas Tech spurt.

Back-to-back 3-pointers by Andrea Bennett drew the Lady Chargers to within 79-71 with 4:54 to go, but Tech's Casse Vaughn stopped any thoughts of another UAH comeback by scoring four straight points for the Suns.

Katie Horsman's 3-pointer with 3:39 left made it 86-75, and Tech's lead never dipped below nine points the rest of the way.

Horsman (photographed) had a career-high 22 points and seven rebounds. Natalia Santos and Jessica Weatherford added 22 points each. Weatherford grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds.

Shaquilah Davis notched 10 points for the Golden Suns, who extended the fourth-longest home winning streak in Tech women's basketball history to 24 consecutive games.

Hammon had a game-high 27 points to lead Alabama-Huntsville. Bennett finished with 21 points.

Arkansas Tech out-scored the Lady Chargers 60-16 in points in the paint.

The Golden Suns will host North Alabama at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 17, at Tucker Coliseum.