Berry College virtually eliminated Hendrix's conference title hopes and chances of hosting the Southern Athletic Association tournament Sunday with a 75-74 victory, sweeping the season series from the Warriors (15-7, 7-4).
The Warriors, who went 0-2 on the road trip to Georgia (Oglethorpe and Berry) didn't lose any ground but the schedule is working against them. Rhodes defeat league-leading Oglethorpe on Sunday, Hendix trails Oglethorpe (16-6, 9-2) by two games with three to play.
Vinessa Daniel led Hendrix with 18 points and Madison Martin added 15.
In the men's game, the Warriors (3-8, 5-17) broke a seven-game losing streak with an 83-82 victory.
Hendrix was led offensively by a trio of starters who combined for 48 of the team's points on the victorious afternoon: Smith paced all Warriors with his 19 points to go along with his three rebounds, Brasfield chipped in 15 points and six assists, and Eli Fisher added 14 points.
The Warriors will be back in action this Friday when they host Birmingham Southern.
CARBONDALE, Ill. _ The University of Central Arkansas men’s and women’s indoor track teams combined for 24 top 10 finishes, including a first-place finish in the women’s 3,000 meters by junior Taylor Dunn and in the men’s high jump by Eric Moore, on Saturday at the SIU Don DeNoon Invitational.
UCA’s men finished fourth overall and the women were seventh.
Dunn won the 3,000 in a time of 10:06.56 for one of UCA’s two top finishes. Moore, a senior, jumped 2.09 meters (6-10.25) to lead a 1-2-4 charge by the Bears in the men’s high jump. Freshman Logan Hall was second (2.01m, 6-7) and senior Takudzwa Muchichwa was fourth (1.91 , 6-03.25).
Junior Logan Morton got third in the women’s long jump (5.57 meters, 18-03.25) and eighth in the triple jump (11.18m 36-08.25) Freshman Teshuna Sheppard finished ninth with the same distance. Junior Hannah Noble was third in the high jump (1.66m, 5-05.25), with senior Brooke Wright adding a ninth-place in the high jump (1.50m, 4-11).
UCA’s 4x400 relay team of Morton, freshman Tyler Rose, senior Molly Sampson and freshman Demicya Griffin finished sixth in a time of 4:11.62. In the women’s 1,000 meters, freshman Charlotte Blair finished sixth (3:09.31) and junior Alejandra Ruiz eighth (3:15.01). Sophomore Aysha Anderson was ninth in the 60-meter hurdles (9.33).
Sophomore Zachary Jewell finished second in the long jump with a jump of 6.82 meters 22-04.25). Senior Daniel Lawson was second in the 400 meters in a time of 49.37, while senior Julien Jeandre finished fifth in the mile run (4.19.90), followed by sophomore Alex Hanson in seventh (4:23.97). Jeandree also finished fourth in the 1,000 meters in 2:34.36, with junior Alonzo Pollum sixth (2:36.12) and freshman Shamal Sullivan ninth (2:37.20).
Freshman Jordan Atkins was third in the 60-meter hurdles (8.33). Junior Markus Schweikert finished fifth in the 3,000 meters (8:41.50) and senior Preston Borg was eighth (8:47.95). UCA’s 4x400 relay team of Sullivan, Jeandree, Brant Cook and Pollum finished eighth (3:33.05).
UCA competes next at the 2018 Southland Conference Indoor Championships on Feb. 21-22 at the Birmingham (Ala) CrossPlex.
In a 65-43 loss to Batesville on Friday, Breliegh Simmons and Hannah Donham led the Greenbrier girls with 10 points each. Arden Naylor added seven and Kayla Glipin five.