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DANVILLE, Ky. — Centre College powered to two basketball victories over Hendrix teams Friday night.
The Warriors continue their road trip Sunday at Sewanee-University of the South.
The Colonels (13-3, 6-1) handed the Hendrix men their worst loss of the season, opening with a 31-4 run on the way to an 80-43 victory.
Colton Primm led Hendrix (6-12, 1-6) with eight points to go with five rebounds. Luke Vance had eight rebounds.
In the women’s game, Hendrix (0-18, 0-7) shot a season-best 42 percent from the field in a 67-55 defeat.
The Colonels (8-9, 6-1) held a 50-30 advantage in rebounding.
Centre built a 37-24 halftime lead, but Hendrix opened the second half with a 14-2 run to cut the lead to 39-38 with 16:36 to play. The Warriors went seven for seven during that stretch, getting six points each from juniors Jamie Tate and Katie Coughran.
The Colonels answered with an 8-2 run to go up 47-40 with 13:42 remaining. Centre led by at least four throughout the rest of the contest.
Jamie Tate led the Warriors with 15 points and 10 rebounds for her 10th double-double of the season. Cailtin Kriesel-Bigler scored 14 points and recorded four steals. Coughran finished with seven points, two blocks and two steals and freshman forward Katy Gallien had six points, six boards and two blocks off the bench.
GREENWOOD — Conway High teams both suffered from early spurts Friday night in losses to Greenwood.
The Greenwood boys won their third game in a row with a 72-53 victory over the Wampus Cats (12-6, 3-3).
Justin Leon led Conway with 11 points and nine rebounds. Tim Boyd, Conway’s leading scorer, was held to five free throws and no field goals.
In the girls game, Conway (13-5, 2-4) got the wake-up call too late. Greenwood powered to a 42-26 halftime lead and pushed that to 53-29 with 5:09 left in the third before the Lady Cats closed the gap with pressure defense in a 70-62 loss.
Lundon Williams and Haleigh Henson team to make 11 3-point shots and combined for 44 points to lead the Lady Bulldogs.
Enjonae Chambers and Jordan Danberry each scored 17 for Conway.
The Wampus Cats return home Tuesday night with makeup games against Little Rock Parkview.
Alma took a 54-26 victory over Greenbrier in boys basketball Friday night.
Jordan Wilcox led the Panthers with nine points. Malik Wright and Gerrell Williamson had four each.
Conway Christian surged a 43-21 halftime lead on the way to a 68-41 victory Thursday night over Hector in boys basketball.
Andrew Dather led the Eagles with 16 points, 12 rebounds, two steals, and one blocked shot. Fellow senior Brandon Helms went four for seven from 3-point range in scoring 14 points the first half.
Other statistical leaders were: Tanner Stevenson with 12 points, two rebounds, and three assists; Mark Belvardi with 12 points, four rebounds, two assists, one steal, and one blocked shot; John Nekonchuk with 10 points, 8 rebounds, one steal, and six blocked shots; Caleb Dather added nine rebound and one blocked shot. Luke Beckman had three rebounds and three steals.
“I am really proud of the way our team responded tonight on the road after losing (its last game) in overtime at the buzzer,” said coach Brian Narretto.