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Suns Top 100 For Third Straight Game

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Before this season, Arkansas Tech had never scored 100 points in back-to-back women's basketball games. Now the 2010-11 Golden Suns have topped the century mark in three consecutive games.

The nationally top-ranked Golden Suns (4-0) rolled past the Central Baptist College Lady Mustangs 111-46 at Tucker Coliseum in Russellville on Monday night.

Tech put this one away in the first seven minutes by outscoring Central Baptist 27-2 out of the gate.

Arkansas Tech led 40-6 midway through the first half and 73-17 at halftime.

The 73 first-half points established a new Golden Suns record for points in a half, breaking the old mark of 68 points set against Arkansas Baptist on Nov. 27, 1990.

Tech put it on cruise control in the second half as it earned its 22nd consecutive home victory, the fifth-longest such streak in the 34-year history of the Golden Suns.

Natalia Santos had 22 points on 8-of-10 shooting for Arkansas Tech. She also had seven rebounds, three assists and three steals. Santos has scored at least 18 points in all four games for Arkansas Tech this season.

Jenny Vining added 19 points. She was 6-of-9 from the field, including 5-of-8 from 3-point range. The All-America guard from Marshall is now 21-of-33 from beyond the 3-point arc this year. She also had five assists and three steals on Monday.

Laura Beth Anderson had 11 points, six assists and five steals, while Taise da Silva (photographed) notched 10 points and six rebounds.

Arkansas Tech finished with a 48-29 rebounding edge. The Suns held a 44-8 advantage in points in the paint and a 47-8 margin in points off turnovers. Tech scored 30 fast break points compared to zero for the Lady Mustangs.

Casey Williams paced Central Baptist (0-9) with 10 points.

The Golden Suns will visit West Alabama for a 2 p.m. non-conference game in Livingston, Ala., on Saturday, Nov. 27.

Radio station KWKK 100.9 FM will have the call in the Arkansas River Valley. The broadcast will be streamed over the Internet at www.athletics.atu.edu.

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