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BARTLESVILLE, Okla. – Top-seeded Harding won its 11th-straight contest as the Lady Bisons coasted to a 77-45 victory against Arkansas-Monticello in Thursday’s second Great American Conference Women’s Basketball Championship quarterfinal contest from the Bruin Fieldhouse.


Harding (25-3) established a GAC Championship single-game record for fewest points allowed, besting the prior record by a point. The Lady Bisons held a share of the old record when they gave up 46 points against the Blossoms in a 2015 GAC Semifinal contest.


The Harding offense featured a balanced attack as nine players saw at least 18 minutes of actions and seven scored at least five points. First-Team All-GAC selection Sydney Layrock led with 15 points and made 5-of-8 from the floor. Falan Miller added 12 points with three 3-point field goals. GAC Newcomer of the Year Caroline Hogue produced her seventh double-double as she amassed 11 points and 11 rebounds.


Correy Moyer led the bench production with 10 points and she converted 3-of-4 from the floor. The Harding bench outscored the UAM (11-16) bench 27-4.


Treasure Evans tallied 13 points on 6-of-12 shooting to pace the Blossoms. The rest of the team shot a combined 27.5 percent from the floor.


Harding, the No. 2 team in the recent NCAA Division II Central Region rankings will take on the winner of Friday’s Southeastern Oklahoma State-East Central contest in Saturday’s opening women’s semifinal, set for Noon on


The Lady Bisons swept the season series with the Tigers while SWOSU handed Harding its lone conference loss, a one-point decision on January 26.

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