Live Blog: Golden Suns vs. Harding


Women’s Semifinals
#6 Arkansas Tech vs. Harding
12:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 6
DeSoto Civic Center – Southaven, Miss.

12:15 p.m. — Welcome to our live courtside blog from the GSC Women’s Basketball Tournament semifinal round game between Arkansas Tech and Harding. Click here to read a preview of today’s game.

12:20 p.m. — Today’s game will be broadcast in the Russellville area on radio station KWKK 100.9 FM. Click here to access an Internet stream of the broadcast.

12:35 p.m. — Harding 12, Tech 6 with 15:42 to go in first half. Suns have four turnovers.

12:43 p.m. — Jessica Weatherford has eight points and Arkansas Tech leads 14-13 with 11:40 to go in the half.

12:52 p.m. — Suns lead 19-15 with 7:51 left in the first half. Weatherford 5-of-5 from the field; has 10 points for Tech.

1:01 p.m. — A 15-2 run gave the Golden Suns a 29-17 lead with 4:52 to go in the half. It is now Arkansas Tech 32, HU 22 with 3:40 left before the intermission. Suns are 13-of-25 (52 percent) from the field.

1:10 p.m. — Halftiime Score: #6 Arkansas Tech 34, Harding 27. The Lady Bisons scored the final five points of the half. Tech did not score in the final 3:26 of the half.

1:16 p.m. — Jessica Weatherford and Jenny Vining lead the Suns with 10 points apiece. Natalia Santos and Laura Beth Anderson both have seven points. Kallie Bartee leads Harding with eight points.

1:33 p.m. — Arkansas Tech leads 41-34 with 15:59 left. Tech now 3-of-16 from 3-point range; Harding is 5-of-11 from beyond the arc.

1:42 p.m. — Suns have built a 47-37 edge at the 11:52 mark. Harding shooting just 12-of-38 (32 percent) from the field. Tech is plus-five in turnover margin.

1:54 p.m. — Arkansas Tech leads 52-37 with 7:56 remaining. Harding has not made a field goal since the 14:07 mark, a span of more than six minutes.

2:04 p.m. — Tech’s defense just too good for Harding today. The Suns held the Lady Bisons without a made field goal for 8:43 to take a 58-37 lead with 5:37 left.

2:16 p.m. — Final Score: Arkansas Tech 68, Harding 45. More details in a moment.

2:26 p.m. — Jessica Weatherford led the Golden Suns with 19 points. Jenny Vining had 18 points and six steals. Natalia Santos added 15 points and 12 rebounds.

2:29 p.m. — Join us again at around 5 p.m. for a live blog from the Wonder Boys’ GSC Tournament semifinal game against Valdosta State. And check back in just a few minutes for a full recap of the Golden Suns’ win here on