The University of Central Arkansas women were again too much for Southern Arkansas on Tuesday, powering to a 75-45 victory at the Farris Center in the renewal of the long-standing rivalry.
The Sugar Bears have a 51-14 series lead over the Lady Muleriders, dating back to when the teams were NAIA and NCAA Division II members. SAU is a member of the Great American Conference of Division II.
The Sugar Bears (5-3) ran out to a 44-23 halftime lead, extended the margin to 30 midway through the second half and cruised to the 33-point win in their 22nd consecutive regular season home victory.
Courtney Duever had a career-high 23 points to lead all players, and added 10 rebounds for her second double-double of the season. Over her last three games, Duever is averaging 15 points and 10.3 rebounds. Desiree’ Rogers had her first double-double of the season, scoring a season-high 20 and grabbing 14 rebounds, one off her career high, in one of her most productive outings as a Sugar Bear. Chantel Moss added a career-high 11 points to go with seven rebounds, and Tracey Parsons added 10 points.
The Sugar Bears forced the Lady Muleriders (0-8) into 18 turnovers while committing just eight, and owned a 52-30 advantage on the boards. UCA registered 20 assists on its 28 field goals, with freshman guard Jameka Watkins getting a season-best six and Parsons adding five. Watkins and Moss each had three steals for the Sugar Bears.
he Sugar Bears will play their next two games on the road, going to ULM on Thursday for a 7 p.m. start followed by a noon meeting at Southern Miss on Saturday.
SHERMAN, Texas – After being defeated by the Hendrix College men Saturday, Austin College rebounded with a 71-61 victory over the Warriors on Tuesday night.
The visiting Warriors (3-6) got a big boost from freshman guard Alec Conard who scored 20 points on 7-of-8 shooting, 6-of-7 from outside, in the first half. In the opening period, Hendrix shot 45 percent (13-of-29) from the field and 47 percent (8-of-17) from 3-point territory, leading to a 35-35 halftime tie.
For the game, Hendrix shot 38 percent (21-of-56), 10-of-30 from three-point range and 9-of-10 at the free throw line. Austin shot 45 percent (26-of-58), 6-of-14 from outside and 13-of-23 from the stripe. The ‘Roos also had a 37-35 rebound advantage.
Conard led the Warriors with 20 points, but went 0-for-4 in the second half. The Argyle, Texas native also had a season-high seven rebounds and three blocked shots. Junior forward Colton Primm came up with 13 points and 14 rebounds for his second straight double-dobule.
Hendrix will travel to Shreveport, La. for a 5 p.m. tipoff at Centenary College on Wednesday.
SHERMAN, Texas – Hendrix College’s women shot just 22 percent from the field Tuesday in a 46-39 loss to Austin College.
Austin (5-7) took a 29-21 lead into halftime, but Hendrix (0-10) opened the second period on an 8-0 run, capped by a 3-pointer from freshman guard Caitlin Kriesel-Bigler to tie the game 29-29 with 13:56 remaining. The ‘Roos led 36-33 with 6:17 left and followed with a 10-1 run over the next four minutes to put the game out of reach.
Junior center Jamie Tate led Hendrix with 13 points and 16 rebounds for her third consecutive double-double. Kriesel-Bigler added 12 points and six assists.
Hendrix will be off until Dec. 29 when it takes on LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas.
MAYFLOWER — Mayflower’s boys totally dominated Bald Knob from the beginning Tuesday night in a 77-29 victory.
The Eagles (8-2) led 27-4 after a quarter and 60-14 after three.
Leading scorers for MHS were Brandon Forrester 12, Austin Taylor, Drew Duncan and J.P. Perry all added 11.
Next games are in the Atkins Classic Dec. 27-28.
VILONIA 7TH GIRLS
The Vilonia Lady Eagles seventh-grade A team defeated Greenbrier, 23-16, Monday.
Anna Kaye Kirk was the leading scorer for Vilonia with eight points. Callie
Eary, Grace Vanlandingham, and Alyssa Netherlain scored four points each. Kaitlyn
Weaver added two points and Kenna Beaty scored one point. Tori Wilbanks had five rebounds.
In the B game, Vilonia won, 17-8. Hannah Millsap led Vilonia with six points. Brynn Schuetter, Kylee Linton, Talyn Lawrence, Karli Thompson, and
Beth Franks scored two points each. Marlee Hinsley scored one point. Ashlee Andrews had six rebounds.
(Sports Information Departments at UCA and Hendrix contributed to this report)