UCA’s Garner named Player of Week

Central Arkansas forward Jarvis Garner has been named the Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.

Garner hit a 30-foot 3-pointer to send the Bears’ game last Thursday vs. McNeese State to overtime and later hit a 28-footer to send the game to a second overtime.

The senior from Conway scored 38 points for the second time this season, and added 15 rebounds, tying both his career highs, to go with five assists as UCA defeated McNeese 103-98 in triple overtime. He was 14 of 19 overall (60.7 percent), six of nine from 3-point range (61.5), and four of four from the foul line. Garner played 48 minutes vs. McNeese and recorded his fourth double-double of the year. He only played 14 minutes in UCA’s 88-59 win over Lamar on Saturday and scored eight points and grabbed four rebounds, as UCA won its third consecutive game.

UCA track athletes place high at ASU meet

JONESBORO — University of Central Arkansas sophomore Tanesha Maxwell turned in a second- and third-place finish on Friday and the women’s squad won the 4x400 relay at the Arkansas State Invitational indoor meet at the Convocation Center in Jonesboro.

On the men’s side, freshman Corentin Louis finished second in the 3,000 meter run and junior Amos Gerber was second in the 5,000 meters. UCA’s men also won the distance medley.

Maxwell ran a 7.05 for second place in the 55 meters, then turned in a 25.25 in the 200 meters to finish third. The 4x400 relay team of Khadijah Smith, Kiara Armstrong, Jean Black and Jordan Chadwick won the event in a time of 3:58.46. Smith, a freshman from White Hall, was third in the 400 in a time of 58.57.

Sophomore Kayla Nehus of Little Rock was second in the mile run in a time of 5:12.61, and was also 11th in the 800 meters (2:27.62). Junior Courtney Efurd finished fifth in the 800 meters in 2:22.93, while Jordan Chadwick was 10th (2:27.20). Alex Dortch was fourth in the long jump (18-3.25), while Maya Minter was seventh in the high jump (5.3).

Corentin ran an 8:35.18 for second place in the 3,000 meters, while Ryan Davidson was sixth in 8:56.17. Gerber ran a 15:20.43 for second in the 5,000, with Albert Maeder finishing fourth (15:34.52). The relay team of Louis, Davidson, James Leonard and Arin Natzke ran a 10:36.20 to win the distance medley.

UCA tennis

The University of Central Arkansas tennis team won a match and lost two last weekend during a road trip to Louisiana over the weekend.

The Bears lost to Louisiana Tech, 4-3, with Allison Murphy, Sasha Ruocco and Anna Buyukyan winning singles matches.

UCA then swept Grambling State, 7-0. with Murphy-Krizia Buck and Kristina Horskikyan-Buyukyan won in doubles while Simona and Kristina Horskyan, Buck, Murphy, Stephanie Gonzalez-Valero and Bianca Strukelj taking singles matches.

Against Louisiana-Monroe on Sunday, the Bears lost, 6-1. Buck won a singles match.