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Wonder Boys Cruise Into GAC Semifinals

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Arkansas Tech Athletics Web site. Williamson was 7-of-14 from the field and 9-10 from the free throw line on Friday. He also had three assists, no turnovers and two steals in 30 minutes of action. "Jared feels pretty confident in this building right now," said Arkansas Tech head coach Doug Karleskint, who led the Wonder Boys to the 2012 GAC Tournament championship. Tyler Friedel and Willie Kirkland added 14 points apiece. Friedel was 3-of-5 from 3-point range and is now 10-of-19 from beyond the arc over his last four games. Kirkland scored 13 points after halftime on Friday. Marshawn Arnold notched 10 points and matched his career high with eight rebounds. Will Paul, who returned from a foot injury to play for the first time since Jan. 17, scored five points in 10 minutes of action. His 3-pointer with 10:33 to go in the first half tied the score at 12-12. Soon after, the Wonder Boys went on a 17-4 run to take permanent control of the game. "When he hit that shot, a charge went through this crowd," said Karleskint. "It was a moment where I felt like he thought, 'okay, I'm back.' His return gave us a huge lift from a playing standpoint, but also from an emotional standpoint." Tech led 31-21 at halftime and removed all doubt with an 11-0 run midway through the second half. Williamson drained a 3-pointer at the 8:39 mark to make it 57-39 and the Wonder Boys were able to put it on cruise control from there. Arkansas Tech improved to 4-1 all-time in postseason men's basketball match-ups with Henderson State, and the Wonder Boys evened their all-time men's basketball series with the Reddies at 78 wins apiece. Andrew Ensley scored a team-high 13 points for Henderson State, which ended its season with an overall record of 14-13.]]>