Live Blog: Golden Suns vs. West Florida

Women’s First Round
#6 Arkansas Tech vs. West Florida
2:45 p.m.
Thursday, March 4
DeSoto Civic Center – Southaven, Miss.

1:50 p.m. — The first game of the day at the GSC Tournament between Valdosta State and Christian Brothers is currently in progress. Check back around 2:40 p.m. for starting line-ups for the Arkansas Tech-West Florida game. The game is scheduled for a 2:45 p.m. tip-off.

1:52 p.m. — Click here to read a preview of today’s game between the Golden Suns (25-2) and the Argonauts (14-13).

2:34 p.m. — Tech leads the all-time series between the Golden Suns and the Argonauts 10-2. The Suns are 32-4 all-time against the current members of the GSC East Division.

2:44 p.m. — Starters for Arkansas Tech: Ashley Chisum, Jenny Vining, Laura Beth Anderson, Natalia Santos and Jessica Weatherford.

2:46 p.m. — Starters for UWF: Amy Drake, Tiffany Williams, Jessie Ivey, Keaundrea Merriewether, Kirstin McIntyre.

3:02 p.m. — UWF with an early 13-9 lead. Amy Drake with seven points for the Argonauts.

3:08 p.m. — UWF leads 15-14 with 11:52 to go in the first half. Tech is 6-of-13 from the field; UWF is 5-of-9. Jessica Weatherford leads the Suns with four points.

3:24 p.m. — UWG clinging to a 28-27 lead with 3:32 left before halftime. The Suns’ only lead so far was 16-15 with 11:24 to go in the half. The Suns are shooting just 11-of-28 (39 percent) from the field.

3:35 p.m. — Halftime Score: Arkansas Tech 34, West Florida 31. The Golden Suns closed the half on a 7-2 run, including a steal by Ashley Chisum in the final two seconds that led to two free throws with 0.1 seconds remaining in the half.

3:37 p.m. — Tech is 13-of-37 (35 percent) from the field and 3-of-9 (33 percent) from 3-point range. Natalia Santos has nine points and Jessica Weatherford has seven points for the Golden Suns. Jenny Vining added six first-half points. Weatherford added four first-half assists.

3:43 p.m. — UWF is 11-of-23 (48 percent) from the field. The Argos are 4-of-9 (44 percent) from 3-point range. Amy Drake has 12 points and Tiffany Williams scored eight first-half points for West Florida.

3:56 p.m. — Suns use 10-2 run to take 44-36 lead with 17:07 to go.

4:01 p.m. — Tech leads 50-41 with 14:29 to go. All 16 of the Golden Suns’ points in the second half have come in the paint. Tech leads 30-14 in points in the paint and 12-4 in second-chance points.

4:09 p.m. — Six straight Golden Suns’ points give Arkansas Tech a 58-45 edge with 11:55 left. Natalia Santos has 19 points and Jessica Weatherford has 15 points for Tech.

4:17 p.m. — Suns have pulled away to 65-49 lead with 8:47 left.

4:19 p.m. — Tech is 14-of-22 from the field in the second half. The Suns hold a 70-49 lead with 7:57 left. The winner of this game plays either Harding or North Alabama in the GSC Tournament semifinals at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

4:28 p.m. — Arkansas Tech is on its way to the semifinal round of the 2010 GSC Tournament. The Suns lead 83-55 with 3:49 to go. Natalia Santos has a career-high 28 points.

4:36 p.m. — Final Score: Arkansas Tech 87, West Florida 64. Check back in just a little bit for a full recap article, and join us again tomorrow at 2:45 p.m. for a live blog of the Wonder Boys’ first-round game at the GSC Tournament.