Tech, HSU Meet Saturday in Arkadelphia

Arkansas Tech Golden Suns (6-5, 2-3) at Henderson State Lady Reddies (8-3, 3-2) When: Saturday, Jan. 11, 2 p.m. Where: Duke Wells Center, Arkadelphia Radio/Internet: KWKK 100.9 FM/ Series: Tech leads 62-11 About the Golden Suns: Arkansas Tech will try to snap a four-game losing streak, its longest in women’s basketball since January 2006. The Golden Suns have shot 32.9 percent from the field (79-of-240) during their current losing streak. Arkansas Tech has won 12 consecutive meetings with Henderson State, including a 67-49 victory in Russellville and a 68-62 win at Arkadelphia last season. About the Lady Reddies: Henderson State saw its six-game winning streak come to an end on Thursday night with a 92-75 loss at nationally eighth-ranked Harding University. The Lady Reddies feature the leading scorer in the Great American Conference, junior guard Aungelique Sledge. She averages 20.2 points per game. Sledge also leads the GAC in steals (3.4 per game) and ranks second in the conference in 3-point field goals made (3.1 per game). Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys (8-5, 3-2) at Henderson State Reddies (6-7, 2-3) When: Saturday, Jan. 11, 4 p.m. Where: Duke Wells Center, Arkadelphia Radio/Internet: KWKK 100.9 FM/ Series: HSU leads 80-76 About the Wonder Boys: Arkansas Tech has won three of its last four games, including its 66-54 victory over Ouachita Baptist on Thursday. The Wonder Boys shot 77 percent (13-of-17) from the field in the second half and senior guard Bobby Hatchett scored a career-high 25 points in the win. Arkansas Tech leads the Great American Conference in field goal percentage defense (.388) and rebound margin (+5.2 per game). About the Reddies: Henderson State is accustomed to playing in close games. Twelve of the Reddies’ first 13 games have been decided by nine points or less, with the lone exception being an 89-71 loss at Harding University on Thursday. HSU leads the GAC in 3-point field goal percentage (.404). Henderson State head coach Doug Nichols served as Arkansas Tech head coach Doug Karleskint’s assistant coach at Tech during the 2010-11 season.]]>