The Hendrix College basketball teams closed the Cliff Garrison Classic with a pair of losses to Westminster College on Saturday night at Grove Gymnasium.
The Hendrix men fell 62-46, while the Warriors loss 70-55 in the women’s game.
The Hendrix teams will travel to Rust College in Holly Springs, Miss., for a game Tuesday night.
The visiting Blue Jays (1-1) shot 40 percent (23-of-58), while the Warriors managed to shot just 36 percent (16-of-45).
In the first half, Hendrix shot 41 percent (9-of-22), while Westminster struggled, going 7-of-26 (27 percent) from the field and 0-for-10 from behind the arc, giving the Warriors a 23-21 halftime lead. Things turned around in the second period, as WC hit 50 percent of its shots (16-of-32) and Hendrix dropped to 30 percent (7-of-23).
The Blue Jays also had a 44-26 rebounding advantage, leading to 16 second chance points.
Sophomore forward Colton Primm led the Warriors with 10 points and nine rebounds. Senior guard Ammon Martin, of Conway, had nine points, three assists and three steals and senior guard Chris Goodman scored eight points. Freshman forward Zach Mainer and junior center Dayton Sheridan each chipped in five points off the bench.
Guard Verdis Lee paced WC with 23 points to go with six rebounds in just 18 minutes of play. Syklar Tolson had 10 points.
The Warriors (1-2) committed 27 turnovers and the visiting Blue Jays (3-0) took advantage, scoring 33 points off the miscues.
Westminster shot 42 percent in the first half, while Hendrix shot just 32 percent, giving the Blue Jays a 29-22 lead at the break. WC had an even hotter second period, shooting 61 percent (17-of-28).
For the game, the Blue Jays shot 52 percent (28-of-54) and the Warriors shot 38 percent (16-of-42). Hendrix did lead in rebounds 34-26.
Senior guard Avery Roller led Hendrix in scoring for the second straight game, scoring 12 points on 4-of-6 shooting from 3-point territory. Sophomore forward Jamie Tate came off the bench to score 11 points and grab nine rebounds. Senior center Caty Hensy had seven points and seven boards, and senior guard Jordan Henderson added seven points.
Hannah Kloster came off the bench to lead WC with 18 points. Leigh Ann Lutz had 16 points and six assists and Kenna Cornelson added 13 points.