The Sideline: UCA basketball doubleheader plus Mayflower and Hendrix

Both University of Central Arkansas men’s and women’s basketball teams will play in a doubleheader Saturday at the Farris Center.


The Bears will take on the Charleston Southern at noon. The Sugar Bears will play Arkansas State about 2 p.m.



Mayflower’s senior girls defeated Bald Knob, 46-44 Thursday.

Jessica Webb led with 17 points. Tierra Lasker added 13 and Emily Hampton seven.



Austin College defeated Hendrix basketball teams twice Thursday night in Sherman, Texas.

The Hendrix College men’s basketball team lost, 81-61.

The visiting Warriors (5-5) shot just 27 percent from the field (17-of-63), 5-of-14 from 3-point range and 22-of-34 at the free-throw line.

Hendrix’s bench produced 45 points, with sophomore guard Jordan Barrett coming in for a career-best 19 points and three steals. Sophomore forward Will Roland recorded 12 points, five rebounds and two steals off the bench and sophomore guard Alec Conard chipped in 10 points.

Despite trailing the whole game, the Hendrix College women’s basketball team had a chance to take a lead with 2.5 seconds but could not capitalize as the Warriors (3-6) lost to Austin College, 57-54.

With the score still at 55-54, freshman forward Payton Neal had a chance to take a lead with 2.5 seconds left with two free throw attempts. After missing both, Austin’s Brooke Melton grabbed the rebounded and made her two free throws with 2.6 seconds left to seal the win for the ‘Roos.

Caitlin Kriesel-Bigler led the Warriors with 15 points and dished out three assists. Senior center Jamie Tate scored 10 to go with 16 rebounds, two assists, a block and two steals.



The Ruth Doyle girls basketball team edged Carl Stuart, 24-22. Thursday night. Asiyha Smith led all scorers with 15 points, while Reagan Roetzel added nine points for the night.

The B girls lost, 2-0.



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