Storm edges Arkansas Tech

DURANT, Okla. — Marshawn Arnold turned in a 21-point performance off the bench, but the Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys basketball team (11-7, 6-4 Great American Conference) was unable to overcome a 20-point, 18-rebound double-double from Southeastern Oklahoma’s Urald King, as well as a 46-percent shooting percentage as the Savage Storm (5-10, 3-7 GAC) took a 64-58 victory over the Wonder Boys on Sunday at Bloomer Sullivan Arena.

Arkansas Tech will have an off week before returning to action on Feb. 1, facing Southern Nazarene at Tucker Coliseum.

Primm lifts Warriors in final seconds

JACKSON, Miss. - Senior forward Colton Primm converted a three-point play with five seconds left to give Hendrix College a 57-55 Southern Athletic Association road victory over Millsaps College (3-12, 0-6) on Sunday afternoon.

Primm hit a layup on a pass from junior forward Luke Vance before being fouled by Dustin Aubert. Primm sunk the free throw and Tully Gilligan’s three-point attempt at the buzzer was off the mark to give the Warriors (8-9, 2-4) the victory.

Primm led all scorers with 19 points on 8-of-11 shooting to go with three assists. Drew Nikolovski drained four outside shots for 12 points and Vance finishes with 10 points and eight boards. Sophomore guard Alec Conard had seven points and a pair of steals and sophomore point guard Jordan Taulton finished with three points, four rebounds and five assists. Sophomore Jordan Barrett tied his career high with four steals.

Hendrix will face Centre College in conference action at home on Feb. 7.

A-State runs past UALR

JONESBORO — Senior guard Melvin Johnson III booked his fourth 20-plus point scoring total of the season with a game-high 21 points to power the Arkansas State (11-7, 4-3) to a 77-49 decision over rival UALR (10-10, 5-3) Saturday night in Sun Belt Conference (SBC) action before a Convocation Center crowd of 5,631 fans.

Arkansas State’s sixth win in its last nine games sent the Red Wolves to 11-7 overall and 4-3 in the conference this season. A-State also prevailed for the sixth time in eight home appearances this campaign.

Senior forwards Kendrick Washington and Kirk Van Slyke joined Johnson III in double figures with 16 and 15 points, respectively. Washington grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds to post his third double-double of this season.

Senior guard Ed Townsel pumped in nine points, which included a trey for his 1,000–career point, and hauled down nine boards while junior guard Rakeem Dickerson added eight points in A-State’s 28-point victory over its instate rival. Kirk Van Slyke contributed eight rebounds and senior guard Brandon Reed pulled down seven caroms in 19 minutes of court time as the Red Wolves ended the night with a 52-39 boards advantage.

Josh Leeper was the lone UALR player in double figures with 10 points.

The Red Wolves travel to Monroe, La., Jan. 30, to face the UL Monroe Warhawks. Afterwards, A-State will go up against the Troy Trojans on Feb. 1 in Troy, Ala.

UALR will be back in action on Jan. 30 at the Jack Stephens Center against Louisiana.


Golden Suns fall to Savage Storm

DURANT, Okla. — Despite a 15-point effort from Cara Neighbors, a 14-point effort from Anna Lea Little, and a 10-point performance by Danielle Frachiseur, the Arkansas Tech Golden Suns (8-8, 4-6 GAC) were unable to overcome a 27-point performance by Southeastern Oklahoma’s Emily Williams, falling 67-63 to the Savage Storm (10-6, 7-3 GAC) on Sunday at Bloomer Sullivan Arena.

Arkansas Tech will have an off week before returning to action on Feb. 1, facing Southern Nazarene at Tucker Coliseum.

Millsaps beats Hendrix

JACKSON, Miss. - Hendrix (7-10, 1-5) lost 53-48 to Southern Athletic Association foe Millsaps College (10-6, 4-2) at the HangarDome on Sunday afternoon.

Freshman guard Taylor Neal led the Warriors with 18 points and a season-high five assists. Caitlin Kriesel-Bigler finished with 11 points. Senior forward Katie Cougrhan had nine points, eight rebounds and two steals and senior center Jamie Tate came down with seven boards.

Hendrix will return home on Friday for a conference matchup with Centre College.