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Faulkner basketball roundup: Hendrix, Mayflower boys and Faulkner Falcons

Posted: January 27, 2014 - 5:57pm

JACKSON, Miss. — Senior forward Colton Primm converted a three-point play with five seconds left to give Hendrix College a 57-55 Southern Athletic Association road victory over Millsaps College on Sunday afternoon.

Primm hit a layup on a pass from junior forward Luke Vance before being fouled by Dustin Aubert. Primm sunk the free throw and Tully Gilligan’s three-point attempt at the buzzer was off the mark to give the Warriors (8-9, 2-4) the victory.

The Majors (3-12, 0-6) ended the period on a 10-2 run for a 35-27 halftime lead. Millsaps scored the first five points of the second half to go up 39-27, but Hendrix answered with a 13-0 run, capped by back-to-back 3-pointers from sophomore Drew Nikolovski, to gain a 39-38 lead with 14:15 to play. From there, the teams exchanged leads nine times and tied it up on three occasions.

Gilligan hit a pair of free throws with 25 seconds left to give the Majors a one-point edge. Primm’s shot was blocked on the Warriors’ next possession with Millsaps rebounding the ball. Marc Robertson missed a pair of free throws with 12 seconds left. Vance rebounded the second one, setting up the final three-point play for Hendrix.

Primm led all scorers with 19 points on 8-of-11 shooting to go with three assists. Nikolovski drained four outside shots for 12 points and Vance finishes with 10 points and eight rebounds.

Hendrix will face Centre College in conference action at home on Friday night.

HENDRIX WOMEN

JACKSON, Miss. — The Hendrix College women’s basketball lost 53-48 to Southern Athletic Association foe Millsaps College at the HangarDome on Sunday afternoon.

The host Majors (10-6, 4-2) led the entire first half, taking a 20-14 lead into the break. They expanded their advantage to as many nine with 14:50 left before the Warriors (7-10, 1-5) started chipping into the deficit. With Millsaps leading 36-33 with 7:51 to play, sophomore guard Caitlin Kriesel-Bigler sunk back-to-back 3-pointers to put Hendrix up 39-36 with 5:51 remaining.

A layup by Sam Perez gained Millsaps a 47-46 lead with 54 seconds left. Kala Freeman stole the ball and scored to put the Majors up 49-46 with 22 seconds left. Kriesel-Bigler hit a jumper at the top of the key with 16 seconds left to cut the deficit to one. Velvet Johnson hit four free throws for the Majors in the final 15 seconds to secure the victory.

Freshman guard Taylor Neal led the Warriors with 18 points and a season-high five assists. Kriesel-Bigler finished with 11 points.

MAYFLOWER BOYS

BENTON — Mayflower’s senior boys held Benton Harmony Grove to 19 points the second half on the way to a 53-47 victory.

Leading scorers for Mayflower (16-4, 8-1) were J.P. Perry with 24, Justin Bailey with 14, and Drew Duncan with 11.

Mayflower’s next games are Tuesday at Mayflower against Perryville.

FAULKNER FALCONS

The Faulkner Falcons homeschool basketball team had success in recent games in two divisions.

The 18U Faulkner County Falcons boys’ won on the road at Hot Springs Christian Ministries Academy, 47-44. Seniors Daniel McNair and Blake Murphy led the Falcons with 14 points each. Sophomore Alex Rieth had 12 points. Mark Baker added five points and Timothy Sims two.

The Falcons defeated Pine Bluff, 60-34. Sophomores Aaron Griffin (16 points) and Evan Woodfin (10 points) led the scoring. McNair added 12 and Colton Ferrell nine, Rieth, six, and Murphy, five. Stephen McNair had two. McNair and Ferrell each had nine rebounds while Baker added six assists.The 16U team defeated Immaculate Conception of North Little Rock, 36-21.

Woodfin had eight points and Chris Benson, six. Daniel Parrish had five points while Aaron Griffin and Josh Baker each had four. Scoring two points each were Edward Crockett, Gabe Stanton, Rieth and Carson Wallace. Greg Pharr had one point. Griffin had six rebounds and three assists while Stanton had three steals.

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