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The Sideline: Player of Week honors for UCA's Duever and Hendrix swimming

Posted: January 27, 2014 - 6:58pm

After averaging 22 points and 10.5 rebounds per game in a pair of Sugar Bear wins, Central Arkansas senior center Courtney Duever has again been selected as the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week.

In earning her third Player of the Week award of the season, Duever helped the Sugar Bears remain in sole possession of first place in the conference standings by posting consecutive double-doubles in big wins over Northwestern State and Stephen F. Austin.

Duever started the week with 19 points and 10 rebounds against Northwestern State before a dominant 25-point, 11-rebound, 3-steal effort in the blowout of the Ladyjacks on Saturday. In the second half of the game with SFA, she outscored the Ladyjacks SFA, 17-14, and also added seven rebounds in the period.

The senior from Austin, Texas, ranks second in Southland conference games in scoring at 18.1 points per game and rebounding at 10.4. She is also fourth in blocks with 2.1 per game and fifth in steals with 1.9.

Hendrix swimmers 2nd, 3rd

ELSAH, Ill. — The Hendrix College women’s swim team placed second and the Warrior men placed third at the Principia College Panther Invite on Saturday afternoon. The teams combined to win seven races to go with six second place finishes.

“This was an awesome meet for us,” said Hendrix first-year head coach Dan Lloyd. “We were the smallest men’s team there with only six competitors and most of the teams had 20. Our women performed great, placing second to a much larger Monmouth squad.”

The women’s 200 medley relay team of senior Jo Claire Robertson, sophomore Bayley Krell and freshmen Abby Schlenk and Claire DePree started the day off with a victory in 1:58.71. Robertson won both the 100- and 200-yard backstroke (1:04.16).

Krell took first in the 100 breaststroke and was second in the 200 of the same discipline. Junior Laura Price placed second in the 200 freestyle.

Schlenk took third in the 200 butterfly in 2:32.83. DePree was third in the 100 freesyle in 58.99 and junior Sydney Haldeman of Conway was just behind in fourth at 59.78.

Monmouth was first on the women’s side with 646 points. It was followed by Hendrix (410), Millikin (304), Knox (278), Principia (250) and Illinois College (206).

For the men, senior John Byford won three events, the 200 freestyle, the 200 backstroke and the 400 individual medley. Freshman Troy Koser was second to Byford in the 400 IM in 4:41.18.

Koser, from Seminole, Fla., was also second in the 200 butterfly (2:14.00) and 500 freestyle (5:20.36).

Byford, Koser, freshman Chris Griffin and sophomore Eric Mullins took second in the 400 freestyle relay in 3:32.31.

Monmouth also won the men’s pool with 595 points. They were followed by Millikin (329), Hendrix (277), Principia (267), Illinois College (163) and Knox (117).

The Warriors will return to action on Feb. 13 at the Southern Athletic Association Championships in Birmingham, Ala.

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