Senior Nick Heathscott of St. Joseph scored a career-high 37 points to lead the Hendrix College men’s basketball team to a 73-71 victory over Rust College at Grove Gymnasium on Wednesday.

In the final home game of his career, Heathscott was six points off the school record of 43 set by Danny Thomas against State College of Arkansas on Feb. 21, 1971.

A layup by senior forward Josh Graham with an assist by Heathscott put Hendrix up 68-63 with 4:37 remaining. A pair of free throws from Rust’s Jordan Seals and back-to-back baskets by Markeith Wilson put the Bearcats up 69-68 with 3:00 left on the clock.

Tied 70-70, Heathscott hit both his free throws at the 1:25 mark to go up two. Bearcat guard William Montgomery was fouled and went 1-for-2 at the line, cutting the lead to one with 53 seconds left. Forced, to foul with 12 seconds left, Hendrix senior guard Chris Goodman went 1-for-2 at the line to secure the win. The Bearcats had a couple of opportunities to tie or win the game in the final five seconds, but their shots did not fall.

The Warriors shot 43 percent (28-of-65) and were 12-of-19 from the line. The Bearcats shot 41 percent (29-of-71), were 0-for-10 from 3-point range and 13-of-23 from the foul line.

Heathscott also went 10-of-13 from the free-throw line and made his first career 3-pointer to go with six rebounds. Senior guard Ammon Martin, also of Conway, scored 10 points with seven boards and tied his career-best with seven assists. Sophomore forward Colton Primm came off the bench to score nine points.


Four players scored in double digits for the Hendrix College women’s basketball team en route to a 70-62 victory over Rust College. With the win, the Warriors improved to 7-17 headed into their regular-season finale at Colorado College on Saturday.

Down 48-45 at the 11:45 mark in the second half, the Warriors went on a 14-2 run over the next 5:34 to take a 59-50 lead. Hendrix maintained the lead throughout the rest of the game and expanded it to a 11-point advantage before Rust’s Al’lisha Hudson hit a 3-pointer with two seconds left to cut the final tally to eight.

 Hendrix shot 49 percent (23-of-47), were 6-of-14 from long-range and 18-of-22 from the free throw line. Rust shot 43 percent (26-of-60), 5-of-14 from outside and were just 5-of-7 from the line.
Sophomore forward Jamie Tate recorded her 15th double-double of the season with 14 points and 14 rebounds. Senior guard Avery Roller also scored 14 on 5-of-7 shooting. Senior guard Katy Ashley-Pauley added 13 points and seven assists and senior guard Anna Roane netted 13 points. Forward Maggie Biggs-Scribner and Katiey Coughran each added six points, with Coughran had a career-high four assists. Senior guard Samantha Devlin chipped in four points.



LITTLE ROCK — Erica Croft scored 17 points and had 15 rebounds in leading Mayflower’s girls to a 41-35 victory over Glen Rose Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the 5-3A tournament.

The Lady Eagles (13-15) took control with a 15-7 run in the third quarter.

Tierra Lasker had nine points for Mayflower and Shelby Ryals eight.
Episcopal Collegiate used a 9-0 run in the third quarter to eliminate the Mayflower boys (12-14), 73-52.

Jackson Rawlings scored 25 points (20 in the second half) and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Wildcats.

Dane Richards had 22 popints and six rebounds for the Eagles.