Conway’s Lady Cats earned fifth place Friday in the Sandra Meadows Classic with two victories in Duncanville, Texas.
The Lady Cats went 4-1 in the tournament.
Friday, they opened with a 56-53 victory over Clear Springs of League City, Texas, rated No. 6 in the country in one poll. They them downed Incarnate Word of San Antonio, 66-41, in the fifth-place game.
Against Clear Springs, Savannah Lowe had 14 points and Fu’tra Banks added 12.
Against Incarnate Word, Banks had 24 points and Lowe 16. Maggie Evans added 10.
In a tournament at Heber Springs, Mayflower’s senior girls defeated Clinton, 73-58.
Leading scorers for Mayflower were Tori Lasker 28 points, Bella York with 21 points, and Tristen Lasker 20 points.
At Nashville, Tenn., the Hendrix College men’s basketball lost a 94-84 thri Incller in double overtime to Maryville College on the final day of the Music City Classic.
The Warriors (3-6) led the entire first half, thanks to a hot start. The Orange & Black jumped out to a 21-6 lead over the first 6:50 of the contest and shot 64 percent (9-of-14) over that span. The Scots (9-1) chipped at the lead, outscoring the Warriors 27-14 the rest of the half. Hendrix took a 35-33 lead into the break.
The second half saw five ties and five lead changes. Maryville took a 60-56 lead with 6:56 left. The Warriors outscored the Scots 14-6 to move into a 70-66 advantage with 36 seconds left. A three-pointer by Maryville’s Calvin Songster with 28 seconds left cut their deficit to one. Sophomore guard Ryan Brady hit a free throw with 20 ticks remaining to give Hendrix a two-point lead. Songster hit a jumper with six seconds left to force overtime.
Hendrix led 77-74 with 52 seconds left in the first overtime after a jumper in the paint by senior guard Hank Aldous. Maryville tied it up eight seconds later with a Songster 3. Neither team got a shot off in the final 44 seconds of the period.
Aldous finished with 23 points, seven rebounds, two assists, a block and a steal. Senior center Gearen Littlefield had 20 points, going 10-of-13 at the free throw line, with nine boards and a pair of steals. Sophomore guard Preston Smith also scored 20 points with four boards, two assists and three steals. Senior guard Travis Garrett had 16 points and tied his career-high with six rebounds.
At Richardson, Texas - The Hendrix College women’s basketball team easily defeated Milwaukee School of Engineering 63-45 in the first game of the UTD Classic Friday.
Junior center Sara Dyslin recorded her fifth double-double of the year with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Playing in her first game of the season, junior guard Leah Smith came off the bench to score a career-high 13 points and dish out two assists. Junior forward Heather Prowse also scored 13 points with a block and four steals.