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Basketball roundup: Vilonia, St. Joseph, CCS, Mayflower and Hendrix

Posted: February 3, 2014 - 6:59pm
SUBMITTED PHOTO  St. Joseph's Abby Kordsmeier tries to get off shot against Lady Eagles.
SUBMITTED PHOTO St. Joseph's Abby Kordsmeier tries to get off shot against Lady Eagles.

SPRINGDALE — Vilonia’s girls stayed in a tie for first place in 5A West on Friday with a 49-32 victory over Shiloh Christian.

The Lady Eagles (19-3 and 6-1 in conference and tied with Huntsville) jumped to a 21-8 lead after a quarter and allowed only a 3-point basket in the second quarter to take a 36-11 lead at the half.

Everybody played the second half.

Audrey Moran led the way in scoring with 17 points while adding four rebounds and three assists. McKenzie Morris added 10 points, and Kyndal Clower added six points off the bench. Sydney Wader had six rebounds and Hannah had four assists.

Vilonia will host Harrison on Friday with JV boys starting at 5 p.m. and the varsity games following.

ST. JOSEPH VS. CONWAY CHRISTIAN

St. Joseph’s girls (20-3, 8-0) came from behind Friday to turn back a spirited effort by Conway Christian in a 44-36 victory at the CCS gymnasium.

The Lady Bulldogs trailed 32-30 going into the final quarter.

“This was a hard-fought effort by both teams,” said St. Joseph coach Chris Kordsmeier. “I was proud of our effort on defense. [The Lady Eagles] are hard to defend. We stepped up and made some good plays. We need to keep working to improve for the stretch run.”

Anna Mayor had 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Lady Bulldogs. Madeline Moix added 12. Meagan Briggler had eight points, four steals and four assists. Rachel Briggler had six points and seven assists.

Mary Morgan-Ellis scored 20 points for the Lady Eagles.

The Bulldogs (18-6, 7-1), who can clinch the conference championship with a victory over Hector on Tuesday, won 55-43.

Dyland Schrekenhofer led with 14 points and four rebounds and three steals. Drake Cooper had nine points and four rebounds. William Fields had nine points and three assists. Other leaders were: Landon Enderlin, six points; Taylor Schrekenhofer, six; Nash Nichols, five points, five rebounds, three steals.

“Both teams played hard!” said St. Joseph coach Brent Bruich. “We played way too sloppy for my taste and you can’t play sloppy if you want to advance very far in postseason play, which is just around the corner.”

CCS powered to a 42-19 victory in the junior girls game. Rachell Prall and Erin Sterka had four points each for St. Joseph.

CONWAY BOYS

In Conway’s 55-43 victory Friday night over Greenwood, the Wampus Cats’ third straight, John Nekonchuk led with 14 points and six rebounds. A.J. Burton added 12 points. James Grubbs had eight points and four rebounds. Jalen Jones with seven points and Sean Criswell with six points.

MAYFLOWER

GLEN ROSE — LonJanae Wyatt scored 18 points and Raegan Bartlett added 15 Friday in leading Mayflower’s girls to a 52-32 victory over Glen Rose.

Jessica Webb had 10 points.

Mayflower’s junior girls maintained their unbeaten record and clinched the conference championship with a 44-18 victory. Tori Lasker scored 16 points and Tristen Lasker added nine.  

HENDRIX

Senior forward Colton Primm scored a career-high 22 to pass the 1,000-point mark for his career, but it was not enough as the Hendrix College men’s basketball team lost to Sewanee-The University of the South, 77-71, in overtime on Sunday afternoon on Cliff Garrison Court.

Primm, from Fayetteville, shot 11-of-15 from the field and recorded 11 rebounds, three blocks and two steals. He becomes the 34th player in Warrior history to pass the milestone with 1,007 points.

The visiting Tigers (11-7, 4-4 Southern Athletic Association) led 38-31 at halftime and expanded the lead to 63-52 with 6:37 to play. The Warriors (8-11, 2-6) went on a 14-2 run, capped by a Drew Nikolovski 3-pointer at the top of the key to give Hendrix a 66-65 lead with 43 seconds left in regulation. Sewanee guard Leo Born made one of two free throws on the next possession to force the game to overtime.

The Tigers took a 71-68 lead with 2:09 left in the extra period. Junior forward Luke Vance completed a three-point play at the 1:59 mark to tie game back up. A Marcellus Caldwell jumper in the paint with 1:38 remaining gave Sewanee the lead back. A turnover and missed 3-pointer on the Warriors’ next two possessions forced the Warriors to foul. Matt Tome and Jorden Williams each made a pair of free throws in the final 20 seconds to secure the victory for the Tigers.

Besides Primm’s 22, Vance was the only other Warrior in double-figures with 14 points to go with three assists.

Hendrix will return to action on Friday at home against SAA foe Birmingham-Southern. Primm, the team’s only senior, will be honored before the game.

The Warriors easily won the women’s game, 69-48.

The Warriors (8-11, 2-6) led the entire game, building up as much as a 23-point lead late in the second half. The Tigers fell to 8-11 1-7.

Sophomore point guard Cailtin Kriesel-Bigler paced the Warriors with 17 points. Senior forward Katie Coughran scored 12 points off the bench and freshman forward Anna King had 11 points. Senior forward Jamie Tate recorded five points, nine rebounds and two assists.

Before Friday’s home game against Birmingham-Southern, the Warriors will honor their three seniors, Tate, Coughran and Kaitlin McNeill.

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