By DAVID MCCOLLUM
LOG CABIN STAFF WRITER
St. Joseph’s boys (18-2, 4-0) outscored Hector, 25-9, in the third quarter Friday on the way to a 76-57 basketball victory.
Andrew Beck led the Bulldogs with 21 points and four steals. Drake Cooper had 10 points. Other statistical leaders were: Taylor Schrekenhofer, seven points, three assists; Andrew Kordsmeier, six points, five rebounds; Nash Nichols, six points, four rebounds; Cole Schichtl, five points, six rebounds; Landon Enderlin, five assists, two steals; Drew Bates, five points.
“We played a great third quarter tonight and really did a good job of adjusting to the things we talked about at halftime” said St. Joseph coach Brent Bruich. “I was poleased with the effort and good play we had from our bench tonight. I was also pleased how we moved the ball, especially in the middle two quarters.”
St. Joseph’s senior girls (10-10, 3-1) won, 41-24.
Anna Mayor had eight points and eight rebounds. Madeline Moix added seven points and seven rebounds. Rachel Briggler had six points and seven assists. Taylor Welch and Morgan Kordsmeier each had six points.
“We had good balance of offense tonight,” said St. Joseph coach Chris Kordsmeier, “and I was pleased with our defensive effort.”
In junior girls, Hector won, 31-30. Amber Briggler had 16 points and six steals for the Lady Bulldogs. Rachell Prall had six points and eight rebounds. Brianna Covington had six points.
MAYFLOWER — Mayflower girls romped to a 50-22 victory over Episcopal Collegiate on Friday.
Jessica Webb led the Lady Eagles with 10 points and 13 rebounds. Raegan Bartlett had 11 points. Tierra Lasker and LonJanae Wyatt both had six points each.
In junior girls, the Lady Eagles beat Episcopal, 42-22. Tori Lasker led with 12 points. Ali York had nine points. Tristen Lasker added eight points. Emily Hampton had seven points.
Tuesday night, Mayflower teams play at Fountain Lake.
Leading 40-16 at the half, the Faulkner County Falcons defeated the Mountain Home Lions, 58-45, in senior high homeschool basketball action on Saturday at Central Baptist College.
Trent Wolf led all scorers with 18 points and 13 rebounds for the Falcons. Carter Mayo scored 15 points and Haden Phillips had nine. Isaac Stanton had six points and Colton Ferrell and Grant Ragland had five points a piece with Ragland adding six assists.
In the 16 and under boys’ game, the Falcons were defeated by the Lions, 57-45. Aaron Griffin led all scorers with 35 points for the Falcons. Both teams return to play Monday against Embassy Christian Academy.
Rhodes College came into Grove Gymnasium on Saturday and took two basketball games from Hendrix in Southern Athletic Association play.
In the men’s game, the first-place Lynx won, 57-55.
The Lynx (9-6, 4-0), turned a 33-25 halftime lead into a 13-point lead with 18:44 left in the game. The Warriors (5-10, 0-4) chipped away throughout the half and trailed 56-55 after a Drew Nikolovski three-point play with a minute left. With 14 seconds left, Rhodes guard Andrew Galow went 1-for-2 at the free-throw line, giving Hendrix the final possession. Jaren Riley’s jumper with two seconds left was off the mark, allowing the Lynx to escape with the two-point victory.
Junior forward Colton Primm paced the Warriors with 18 points to go with eight rebounds. Sophomore forward Luke Vance had 12 points, 13 rebounds, three assists and four blocks and Riley added 12 points and three assists.
Hendrix will return to action for a home conference game against Birmingham-Southern College on Friday night.
In the women’s game, 14 second-half turnovers leading to 13 points proved costly in the Lynx’s 70-59 victory.
The Warriors ((0-15, 0-4) led 30-26 at half and scored the first five points of the second period to go up 35-26 with 18:22 to play. Nearly four minutes later, Hendrix led, 40-32, but the Rhodes’ press led to eight turnovers and 16-0 run over a 4:30 stretch, giving the Lynx a 48-40 advantage and control of the game.
Jamie Tate led the Warriors with 21 points, nine rebounds, two blocks and three steals. Freshman guard Caitlin Kriesel-Bigler added 14 points, hitting a trio of 3-pointers, and dished out five assists. Guards Kati Broberg and Estrella Flores had six points each and junior forward Katie Coughran pulled down eight rebounds.
(Hendrix Sports Information contributed to this report)