SEWANEE, Tenn. – The Hendrix College women’s basketball earned its first victory of the season, defeating Sewanee/The University of the South 60-49 in Southern Athletic Association play on Sunday afternoon.
The host Tigers (5-12, 0-8) led 28-27 at halftime and took a 31-28 lead just 1:13 into the second period. The Warriors (1-18, 1-7) answered with a 20-3 run over the next nine minutes to take control of the game with a 48-34 lead with 9:45 to play. Hendrix led by as many as 16 in the second half.
Freshman guard Caitlin Kriesel-Bigler paced Hendrix with 16 points, hitting four long-range shots, to go with five assists and two steals. Sophomore forward Lindsay Drillette came off the bench to scored 12 points and dish out three assists. Junior center Jamie Tate scored nine points and pulled down 15 rebounds and freshman guard Estrella Flores knocked down a trio of 3-pointers for nine points to go with three assists.
Sewanee won the men's game, 68-56.
The host Tigers (10-7, 3-5) shot 58 percent (26-of-45) from the field, while the Warriors (6-13, 1-7) managed to just shoot 42 percent (21-of-50).
Freshman guard Alec Conard led the Warriors with 12 points and five rebounds off the bench. Sophomore forward Luke Vance had 10 points and junior forward Colton Primm had nine points and five rebounds. Freshman Will Roland had a season-best nine points on 3-of-3 shooting from outside.