When things went into overtime Saturday, the University of Central Arkansas Sugar Bears turned to their seniors.
Louisiana-Monroe took a 54-51 lead eraly in the extra period at the Farris Center when seniors Courtney Duever and Micah Rice scored 11 of the next 12 points on the way to a 63-56 victory in the back-and-forth contest.
The Sugar Bears (3-1) shot 41.4 percent from the field.
Brianna Mullins led UCA with 17 points while Duever had 16 and 13 rebounds. Rice had 14 points and Maggie Proffitt nine.
The UCA women play Tuesday at Jacksonville State.
PARAGOULD — Despite unintentional attrition, the Conway Lady Cats survived a triple to Paragould on Friday night.
The Lady Cats had four starters plus a major reserve foul out but outscored Paragould, 20-9, in the third quarter on the way to a 72-60 victory.
Alexis Tolefree led Conway with 24 points. Jordan Danberry added 17, Micaela Norment 11 and Asia Willard 10 for Conway (2-1).
"Paragould is a tough environment to play in," said coach Ashley Nance. "I felt like our ladies held their composure well. It was a learning experience and will be beneficial later in the season.
"We had players off the bench step up and we are excited about that."
MAYFLOWER — Mayflower’s senior girls defeated Bald Knob, 52-47, Friday night.
Tierra Lasker scored 16 points, LonJanae Wyatt had 11 points, Raegan Bartlett added seven points and 12 rebounds, and Jessica Webb and Emily Hampton both had six points each.
Mayflower remained unbeaten in the girls junior game with a 38-29 win. Tori Lasker had 13 points and nine steals, Tristen Lasker had 11 points, and PJ Taylor had five points.
TYLER, Texas — The Hendrix College women’s basketball team lost to the University of Texas at Tyler 98-57 at the Herrington Patriot Center on Saturday afternoon.
The host Patriots (2-1) led 46-32 at halftime and outscored the Warriors (1-3) 52-25 in the second half.
UTT shot 50 percent from the field (36-of-72) and 6-of-18 from three-point range. They were also 20-of-27 at the free throw line. Hendrix shot 33 percent.
The Hendrix men held off a late comeback by the University of Texas at Tyler to win, 71-63.
The Warriors (3-1) never trailed and took a 36-20 lead into halftime. With Hendrix up 61-50 with 3:00 to play, the Patriots (1-1) cut the deficit to 62-57 at the 1:18 mark on a three-point play, a pair of free throws and a jump shot by Tre Potter.
The Warriors pushed the lead back to 10 with sophomore guard Hank Aldous making four free throws and and sophomore guard Alec Conard making one. A 3-pointer by UTT’s Byron Randle made the game 69-63 with 21 seconds remaining, but Aldous sank a pair of shots at the line to give Hendrix the eight-point edge.
Senior forward Colton Primm tied his career-high with 20 points and pulled down seven rebounds for the Warriors. Aldous scored 13 points, going 7-of-10 at the free throw line, to go with nine boards, three assists and two steals. Conard made four 3-pointers en route to 15 points and junior forward Luke Vance scored nine points and had six rebounds, three assists and two steals.
Hendrix will travel to Clarksville on Tuesday to face the University of the Ozarks.