The Hendrix women go into Sunday afternoon’s Southern Athletic Association game against Berry on Sunday with one of their longest recent winning streaks.
The Warriors won their fourth consecutive game by defeating Oglethorpe, 71-48, in Southern Athletic Association play at Grove Gymnasium on Friday night.
The host Warriors (7-6, 1-1) led the entire game, taking a 33-19 advantage into halftime. They would expand the lead to as many as 31 points in the second half against the Stormy Petrels (3-10, 1-1).
Eleven different players scored for Hendrix, led by freshman guard Taylor Neal’s 12 points. Freshman guard Peyton Hurst contributed 11 points off the bench. Senior center Jamie Tate had five points to go with 14 rebounds and three assists. Freshman post Anna King had seven points and 11 rebounds off the bench as well.
Sophomore point guard Caitlin Kriesel-Bigler scored eight points and grabbed a career-high eight rebounds to go with five assists.
Hendrix will take on Berry at 1 p.m. Sunday on Garrison Court.
Oglethorpe hit a free throw with .2 seconds left in double overtime Friday to take a 70-69 victory over the Warriors at t Grove Gymnasium.
The visiting Stormy Petrels (12-1, 2-0), who are receiving votes in the D3hoops.com Top 25 Poll, led 24-20 at halftime and built a second half lead to 34-24 with 15:59 left. The Warriors (6-7, 0-2) answered with a 16-0 run, including eight consecutive points from sophomore forward Will Roland, over the next seven minutes to go up 40-34.
OU’s Tyler Courson hit back-to-back three-pointers to tie the game at 40 with 6:52 left in regulation. From there, the teams would exchange leads and ties, until a free throw by forward Victor Rohlfs gave the Stormy Petrels a 51-49 lead with 24 seconds left. Hendrix senior forward Colton Primm tied the game on a layup with an assist from junior forward Luke Vance with 11 seconds remaining.
In the first extra period, the teams exchanged leads six times and were tied four times. In the second overtime, a second free throw by Alex Davis with 1:02 left put OU up 69-67. A pass from sophomore point guard to Jordan Taulton to Vance led to a tying bucket at 41 seconds left. The Petrels failed to score on their next possession giving the Warriors with ball. Barrett drove to the rim for a layup, but missed with contact on the play and no foul was called.
Davis grabbed the rebound and was fouled while shooting a desperation three-pointer at half court with 0.2 seconds left. Davis sank one of his three shots to win the game for the Stormy Petrels.
Vance collected 17 points, 13 rebounds, three assists and two blocks for his first double-double of the season. Sophomore guard Drew Nikolovski hit all four of the Warriors’ 3-pointers, leading to 18 points to go with eight boards. Roland finished with 11 points and seven rebounds and Primm had nine points and six boards.
Hendrix will return to the floor on Sunday when they host SAA rival Berry College at 3 p.m.
TULSA — Oral Roberts handed the University of Central Arkansas Sugar Bears their first Southland Conference loss Saturday, 70-60, at the Mabee Center.
Alexus Wilson and Dorottya Balla led ORU (3-10, 2-1 SLC) with 13 points each.
ORU was without several key veterans down the stretch but still held on. Jenni Bryan did not suit up with an injury, and fellow junior Tysia Manuel was hampered by an elbow contusion suffered earlier in the first half. In addition, ORU’s top two post players, Sarah Shelton and Bernadett Balla, fouled out in the second half.
Courtney Duever led UCA (8-6, 2-1) with 16 points, and Maggie Proffitt added 13.
An 11-2 run early in the second half was key to ORU building up some cushion. The younger Balla capped the run with two free throws at the 10:39 mark to give the Golden Eagles a 53-41 lead.
Two UCA free throws closed ORU’s lead to 59-56 with 3:41 left. Powered by free-throw shooting, the Golden Eagles ended the game on a 7-2 run.
ORU blocked seven shots.
was strong around the rim on Saturday, blocking seven shots. Noora Jaervikangas had three The victory is ORU’s seventh straight over UCA.