Hendrix ends 2013-14 campaign at SAA tourney

MEMPHIS — The Hendrix College women’s basketball season came to an end on Friday as the Warriors lost to Centre College 64-50 in the first round of the Southern Athletic Association Tournament.

The sixth-seeded Warriors end the season with a 12-14 record, while the No. 3 Colonels advance to the semi-finals at 17-9.

Freshman forward Anna King led the Warriors with 14 points and three blocks to go with five rebounds. Freshman guard Taylor Neal added 12 points and Jamie Tate recorded nine points and nine boards.

The game was the final in the career of three Warrior seniors - Tate, forward Katie Coughran and forward Kaitlin McNeill.


Hendrix’ season ends

DANVILLE, Ky. - The Hendrix College men’s basketball season came to an end with a 77-62 loss to Birmingham Southern College in the first round of the Southern Athletic Association Tournament on Friday night.

The seventh-seeded Warriors end the year 10-16, while the No. 2 Panthers advance to the semifinals with a 17-9 record.

Sophomore guard Hank Aldous paced the Warriors with 18 points and two steals. Colton Primm had 17 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks for his eighth double-double of the season.

The game was the final in Primm’s career. The Fayetteville product finished 26th in career-scoring at Hendrix with 1,130 points and first with 114 blocked shots.


Sewanee hands Hendrix road loss

SEWANEE, Tenn. — The Hendrix College women’s lacrosse team lost to Sewanee-The University of the South 22-9 in Southern Athletic Association play on Friday night.

The host Tigers (4-1, 2-0) outshot the Warriors (2-4, 1-2) 41-14 and 36-12 on goal. Sewanee had an advantage in ground balls (25-18) and turnovers (22-30).

Freshman midfielder Kate Davis led Hendrix with six goals. Freshman midfielder Raychl Reger had two goals, three ground balls, four draw controls and two caused turnovers. Freshman midfielder Althea Strozier also found the cage and freshman Amibeth Marks had one assist and three ground balls. Freshman defender Gabryele Pochron had three ground balls, three draw controls and two caused turnovers.

Freshman Rebecca Alexander recorded 10 saves in goal, while sophomore Dynica Greer had four.

Hendrix will face Carthage College on Saturday afternoon in Sewanee.



Harding rallies, defeats Southwest Baptist

BOLIVAR, Mo. — For the second time this season, No. 33 Harding men’s tennis needed a victory from junior Caleb McReynolds in his singles match to clinch a 5-4 victory. And for the second time, McReynolds came through with a three-set victory. Friday that 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 victory at No. 5 singles gave Harding a 5-4 triumph over No. 35 Southwest Baptist after the Bisons fell behind 4-0 and responded with five straight singles wins.

The victory was Harding’s first against a nationally-ranked team since records began in 2002-03.

Harding improved to 5-2 overall, while Southwest Baptist, an NCAA Tournament team last season, fell to 3-3.

Harding lost all three doubles matches for only the second time this season. When freshman Yann Le Mat fell in straight sets at No. 2 singles, things looked bleak for the Bisons.

Then freshman Mathaus Spiering defeated Kristof Kinal, the No. 35 singles player in Division II, by scores of 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 at No. 1 singles and the comeback was on.

Jon Mark Rowden made it 4-2 when he defeated Christian Blodig 6-4, 7-5 at No. 3 singles. Harding pulled within one point when Brandon Hogland won 6-3, 7-5 over Daniel Cardona at No. 4 singles.

Harding tied the match with Germans Uglovs’ 7-5, 6-2 victory at No. 6 singles that set up McReynolds heroics at No. 5.

McReynolds, who clinched the winning point in Harding’s 5-4 victory over Delta State earlier in the season, won the third-set tiebreaker 7-1 for his fifth straight singles victory.

Harding will look to make it two straight against ranked opponents Saturday when it takes on No. 27 Drury, who is undefeated at 6-0.


No. 33 Southwest Baptist defeats Harding

BOLIVAR, Mo. — Harding women’s tennis dropped a 5-1 decision to No. 33 Southwest Baptist on Friday.

The Lady Bisons fell to 5-4 overall and play against No. 25 Drury on Saturday at noon. Southwest Baptist won its fifth straight and moved to 5-1.

Harding earned its point at No. 3 doubles, where freshman Lauren Doversola and freshman Arielle Butler defeated Andjela Panovski and Paula Carvajalino 8-4. It was the first time this season that Doversola and Butler played together in doubles.

Harding battled in the three singles matches that were completed. Two of the three matches went three sets. The other three singles matches were not contested after Southwest Baptist reached five points.