ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Despite career-highs in points in rebounds from sophomore forward Jamie Tate, the Hendrix College women’s basketball team lost to No. 17 Illinois Wesleyan, 84-43, on the final day Sunday of the Washington U. Thanksgiving Classic. Tate, from Nashville, Tenn., scored 13 points and grabbed 16 boards in 24 minutes off the bench.
The Titans (3-2) shot 45 percent (18-of-40) in the first half, while the Warriors (1-5) struggled by only shooting a 19 percent clip (5-of-26). IWU led 46-15 at halftime.
For the game, the Titans shot 42 percent (31-of-73) and the Warriors were at 24 percent (15-of-63). IWU had a 55-41 advantage in rebounds.
For Hendrix, senior Anna Roane scored eight points and freshman guard Lindsay Drillette chipped in eight points with four rebounds. Senior guard Katy Ashley-Pauley dished out five assists.
The Warriors will open Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference play at home on Friday against Trinity at 6 p.m.
SATURDAY, Washington University, No. 7 in NCAA Division III, defeated the Warriors 62-52.
Senior guard Anna Roane hit a jumper with 11:28 to play in the first half to give the Warriors an 18-14 lead. The host Bears answered with a 16-7 run to end the period, taking a 30-25 lead into the break.
Washington U expanded the lead to as many as 16 points in the second half.
For the game, the Bears shot 36 percent (26-of-73), while the Warriors shot 32 percent (19-of-60). Hendrix committed 16 turnovers, while Washington only had nine miscues.
Roane led the Warriors with 16 points, making four 3-pointers. Sophomore forward Jamie Tate scored 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds and senior guard Samantha Devlin had eight points and nine boards. Senior center Caty Hensy recorded eight points, seven rebounds and four blocked shots.