HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. — Rust College swept Hendrix in men’s and women’s basketball games here Tuesday night.
Rust won the men’s game 101-81 and the women’s game, 73-61.
The host Bearcats (1-2) outrebounded the Warriors (0-4) 47-24, with Hendrix only grabbing two offensive rebounds.
First-half foul trouble led to the Bearcats shooting 15-of-18 from the free-throw line, while the Warriors were only 6-of-8. Hendrix shot 57 percent (17-of-30) from the field and Rust was 19-of-40 (48 percent). The Bearcats led 56-45 at the break.
For the game, Rust shot 50 percent from the field (38-of-76) and 83 percent (19-of-23) from the line. Hendrix shot 54 percent (30-of-56) from the field, but were only 10-of-17 from the free-throw line. The Warriors made a season-best 11 3-pointers on 19 attempts.
Hendrix was led by junior guard Jaren Riley, who was one off his career best with 21 points. Riley shot 8-of-14 from the field and was 5-of-6 from 3-point range. Senior Chris Goodman had 15 points and five 3-pointers. Senior guard Ammon Martin had 15 points.
The Warriors will be off until Dec. 2, when they open Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference play with Trinity in Conway.
The Warriors (1-3) were outshot by the Lady Bearcats (2-3) 51 to 39 percent, and were outrebounded 33-22.
The Lady Bearcats shot 54 percent (15-of-28) from the field in the first period, while the Warriors shot 35 percent (9-of-26). Rust led at halftime 33-25. Senior guard Anna Roane hit three outside shots for nine points in the first half.
Rust extended its lead to 19 points with 10:55 left. Hendrix went on a 20-9 run to cut the deficit to 64-56 with 1:48 to play, but that would not come any closer.
In the second half, Rust sophomore post player Jessica Brown scored 18 points for a game total of 20 to go with 11 rebounds.
For the game, the Lady Bearcats were 31-of-61 from the field and the Warriors were 21-of-54. Hendrix went 8-of-18 from 3-point range.
Roan hit four 3-pointers and led Hendrix with a season-high 16 points. Sophomore forward Jamie Tate had nine points and six rebounds off the bench. Senior guards Katy Ashley-Pauley and Avery Roller added eight points each.
The Warriors will travel to St. Louis, Mo, and face Washington University on Saturday.