COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Colorado College romped past the Hendrix's women's basketball team, 62-46, Saturday in the regular-season finale here at Reid Gymnasium.
The Warriors fall to 7-18 overall and 5-11 in Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference, while the Tigers improve 14-11 and 10-6.
With the University of Dallas’ 75-68 loss to Southwestern University on Saturday night, the Warriors secured the West Division fourth seed to the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships beginning Thursday in Alabama.
The Warriors will open with the top seed from the East Division and 24th-ranked team in the nation, Centre College, at Homewood High School in Homewood, Ala. at 1 p.m. Friday. The Colonels, who have a 21-2 record and 14-1 league mark with one game left, defeated the Warriors 70-55 on Jan. 15 in Conway.
If Hendrix, which advanced to the championship game last season and made the women's tournament all 10 years of its existence, can pull off the upset, they will face the winner between #2W Colorado College and #3E Rhodes College on Saturday at 5 p.m. at Bill Battle Coliseum on the campus of host Birmingham-Southern. Sunday’s finals will be played at 2:30 p.m.
Against Colorado College, the Warriors shot just 26 percent (8-of-31) in the first half, while the Tigers made 40 percent (13-of-33) of their shots. CC led 31-19 at the break. Colorado was even hotter in the second period, shooting 57 percent (12-of-21) from the field and it expanded the lead by as much as 22.
For the game, Hendrix shot 25 percent (16-of-63) and was 2-of-16 from 3-point range. CC shot 46 percent (25-of-54) and were 4-of-9 from outside. The Tigers had a huge 53-26 rebounding advantage. The Warriors committed just 14 turnovers and had 15 steals, leading to 29 miscues for the Colorado.
Senior guard Anna Roane led Hendrix with 10 points and a career-high four steals and senior guard Katy Ashley-Pauley had nine points and five rebounds. Freshman forward Maggie Biggs-Scribner scored eight points and senior guard Samantha Devlin recorded season-bests with four assists and four steals. Sophomore forward Jamie Tate was held to six points and six rebounds, breaking her streak of 19 consecutive games of 10 or more rebounds.