The basketball season opened for Hendrix’s men and women with both teams splitting in tournaments at St. Louis and Memphis.

At St. Louis, the men lost to No. 11 Washington University, 91-64, Sunday after defeating Fontbonne, 88-80, Saturday.

At Rhodes College at Memphis, the Hendrix women defeated Blackburn, 84-62, Sunday after losing, 70-58 to Rust College on Saturday.

Against Washington University, the Warriors (1-1) shot 41 percent (20-of-49), but were 7-of-21 from outside and just 17-of-32 from the free throw line. The Bears (2-0) shot 51 percent (34-of-67), were 7-of-18 from 3-point range and 16-of-20 at the line.

Sophomore guard Hank Aldous led Hendrix with 17 points on 4-of-6 shooting, going 3-of-4 from behind the arc.

In the win over Fontbonne, Colton Primm had 18 points and seven rebounds. Luke Vance had 17 points and seven rebounds. Alec Conard had 13 points.

In the women’s victory over Blackburn, the first for first-year interim coach Drew Gaeng, freshman guard Taylor Neal led Hendrix with 22 points, shooting 7-of-12 from the field and 4-of-7 from 3-point range. Freshman forward Anna King had 19 points, and freshman guard Peyton Hurst chipped in 10. Senior center Jamie Tate scored seven points to go with 15 rebounds, and freshman point guard Melanie Martin dished out nine assists and had five steals.

In he loss to Rust, Neal had 16 points and eight rebounds. King had 12 points and seven rebounds. Tate had 10 points and seven rebounds.


BARTLESVILLE, Okla. — The Central Baptist College men’s soccer team’s season came to an end Friday afternoon with a 4-0 loss to Oklahoma Wesleyan University in the Midland Collegiate Athletic Conference semifinals.

Oklahoma Wesleyan (17-3), ranked No. 4 in the NAIA coaches poll, scored the lone goal of the first half on a controversial penalty kick in the 30th minute. With the ball just inside the edge of the Mustangs’ box, Eagle striker Lucas Corderio pushed the ball past senior defender Keegan Lazarus, and crumbled to the grass. Senior Lucas Almeida converted the penalty, giving the tournament’s No. 1 seed the 1-0 lead.

The Eagles poured it on the young Mustangs in the second half, scoring in the 57th minute off a corner kick, then converting another penalty in the 65th minute to stretch the lead to 3-0. Oklahoma Wesleyan added a final goal in the 86th minute, sending a through ball to Brandon Disney who was able to collect the ball and finish with a near post shot past the Mustangs sophomore goalkeeper Alberto Pinto.

Central Baptist closed the season with a final record of 7-11-0.


SHERWOOD — St. Joseph basketball teams swept Abundant Life in three games Friday.

The Lady Bulldogs (5-0) defeated the Owls, 58-21.

Madeline Moix had 14 points and Anna Mayor 11. Other leaders were: Meagan Briggler, eight; Abby Kordsmeier, seven; Taylor Womack, six; Monica Davanzo and Maddy Shamburger, five. Rachel Briggler had six assists.

The senior boys (5-1) won, 56-40.

Drake Cooper led with 18 points and seven rebounds. Landon Enderlin had 10 points, five assists and five steals. Nash Nichols had seven points, five rebounds and five steals. Dylan Schrekenhofer had four points and five rebounds. Williams Fields added four points and four assists. Taylor Schrekenhofer added four points.

"I was really proud of how we started the game (14-3)," said Bulldog coach Brent Bruich. "We had great defensive intensity for the entire game. We still have to be more consistent on offense and find a rhythm and flow better. I know the guys will work to get better before conference season starts."


NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — The 2013 season for the Hendrix College men’s and women’s cross country teams came to a close at the NCAA Division III South/Southeast Regional on Saturday.

Sophomore Jeffrey Scott was the lone men’s Warrior participant, finishing 69th with a season-best 8K time of 27:16.11.

The Hendrix women finished 24th on the 6K course. Junior Nicholle Cromwell shaved 13 seconds off her previous best, placing 103rd in 25:33.04. Freshman Dani Ramirez-Aguilar also had her best time of the year in 25:55.63, placing 120th. Freshman Sophie Katz was 138th in 26:33.02 and junior Laura Gresller finished 177th in 28:14.81. Sophomore Constance Robinson rounded out the Warrior scoring with a 29:05.25 time, placing 189th.