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The Sideline: Rescheduling at St. Joseph and UCA; Hendrix basketball and sportsmanship awards

Posted: December 10, 2013 - 6:44pm

Finals set for St. Joseph tourney

The final games of the St. Joseph Classic, rescheduled from last weekend because of weather, are set for Saturday at the St. Joseph Family Activity Center.

“Due to the weather we had and conflicts, we will only be able to play the championships and third-place games this year,” said St. Joseph Athletic Director Chris Kordsmeier.

The revised schedule:

3 p.m. (senior girls third place): St. Joseph vs. Lonoke

4:20 p.m. (senior boys third place): Mayflower vs. Guy Perkins

5:40 p.m. (senior girls championship): Perryville vs. Vilonia

7 p.m. (senior boys championship): St. Joseph vs. Lonoke

Sugar Bear game rescheduled

The University of Central Arkansas Sugar Bear basketball game against Southern Miss, postponed from Saturday, will be made up Monday, Dec. 16.

The game will begin at 5 p.m. at the Farris Center.

Hendrix’s Tate reaches milestone

Hendrix College senior center Jamie Tate surpassed the 1,000 rebound mark for her career as the Warriors defeated Rust College, 61-50, at Grove Gymnasium on Monday night.

Tate, from Nashville, Tenn., grabbed 11 in the game, giving her 1,008 in her tenure. She is one of just three active players to pass the milestone — along with Ashley Roser of Wells and Jamecia Forsythe of John Jay. Tate surpassed the old Hendrix record of 753 held by Christina Byler in January of 2013.

Sophomore point guard Caitlin Kriesel-Bigler paced Hendrix with 15 points and three assists. Freshman guard Peyton Hurst scored a season-best 13 points and grabbed five rebounds. Freshman guard Taylor Neal had 12 points, five rebounds and three steals.

Hendrix men knock off Rust

For the second time in 10 days Monday, the Hendrix College men’s basketball team defeated Rust College.

After beating the Bearcats (4-5) by one point in Memphis, Tenn. on Nov. 30, the Warriors (5-4) had an easier time at home on Monday, winning 69-55.

Four Hendrix players hit double-digits, led by junior forward Luke Vance with 13 points. Senior forward Colton Primm had 11 points, eight rebounds, five assists and two steals and sophomore guard Drew Nikolovski scored 11 points and dished out three assists. Sophomore guard Hank Aldous scored 10 points, grabbed nine rebounds, had three assists and two blocks.

Seven from Hendrix get sportsmanship honors

Seven Hendrix athletes, including Greenbrier’s Reid Cone, were named to the Fall Sports All-Sportsmanship team by the Southern Athletic Associaton.

In addition to Cone, a redshirt freshman football player, the athletes honored were sophomore Jeffrey Scott (men’s cross country), freshman Dani Ramirez-Aguilar (women’s cross country), senior Jennifer Koller (field hockey), junior Alex Cummings (men’s soccer), sophomore Danielle Luther (women’s soccer) and senior Zoe Calhoun (volleyball).

Formed in 2011, the SAA places a special emphasis on good sportsmanship and fair play amongst all competitors.

Scott, from Glenwood, finished second at the Arkansas Division III Championships in October, and placed 21st at the SAA Championships.

Ramirez-Aguilar, of Dallas, Texas, also finished second in the Arkansas Division III Championships and was 47th at the SAA meet.

Koller, a defender from Woodbury, Conn., ranked fourth in the nation and led the SAA with a school record 18 defensive saves. She was an All-SAA First Team NFHCA All-Great Lakes Region Second Team selection this year as well.

Cone, a safety, came up with 53 tackles, including two for a loss. He also recorded one interception for 43 yards and broke up seven passes.

Cummings, of Jonesboro, scored one goal and took eight shots as a midfielder/forward. He played in all 19 games with nine starts.

Luther, a defender from Bellaire, Texas, scored two goals, including a game-winner, while taking three shots.

Calhoun, a setter from Tucson, Ariz., ranked ninth in the SAA with 4.75 assists per game. She recorded 394 assists and was second on the team with 25 service aces. Calhoun ended her career with the second most assists in school history.

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