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The Sideline: Bears lose to LSU in softball

Arkansas Sports Club meeting postponed; UCA track and Hendrix women's lacrosse

Posted: February 10, 2014 - 6:37pm

17th-ranked Tiger too much for Bears

BATON ROUGE, La. — The 17th-ranked LSU Tigers (4-2) scored four runs in the first inning and kept Central Arkansas scoreless through the first five as the Tigers defeated the Bears 8-1 Sunday in the final game of the Tiger Classic softball tournament.

“I thought for having such a young team, I thought we played well in spots this weekend,” said UCA head coach David Kuhn, whose team beat SIU-Edwardsville and lost to Murray State, Oklahoma State and Minnesota in the opening weekend of play. “I thought Ciara Clampitt and Kayla Gomness did really well in the circle — I thought those two were the highlight of the weekend. We played hard and gave good effort, we just need to minimize our mistakes and have a little more timely hitting.”

Taylor Dear was named to the All-Tournament team after recording a team-high five hits in the tournament, going 5 for 15.

UCA will travel to Lafayette, La., this weekend to play in the Ragin’ Cajun Invitational it will meet Valparaiso, Boston College, No. 4 Michigan and No. 15 Louisiana-Lafayette.

Sports Club luncheon moved to Feb. 17

The monthly luncheon of the Arkansas Sports Club was postponed this week because of the possibility of winter weather and has been moved to Monday, Feb. 17.

By vote of the membership, the monthly luncheons will be held on Mondays, instead of Tuesday as originally planned this year, to avoid conflicting with meetings of civic clubs.

According to Mike Harrison, executive director of the club, there is a possibility the meetings will be moved from The Golden Corral and announcement of any change in location will be made soon.

UCA’s Cassar wins 3,000 meters at Samford

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The University of Central Arkansas track and field teams won a pair of distance races this weekend at the Samford University Multi & Invitational Indoor Meet on Saturday.

Sophomore Brooke Cassar won the women’s 3,000 meters in a time of 9:46.12, shattering her own school record by more than 30 seconds. UCA sophomore Corentin Louis took the men’s mile run in a time of 4:13.39, breaking his school record of 4:17.73.

Grant Williams finished 14th behind Louis in a time of 4:25.14. In the 3,000, Erika Setlzer of Conway was 13th in a time of 10:12.57 in the women’s 3,000.

Senior Tanesha Maxwell was fifth in the 60 meter dash B heat in a time of 7.64. She was also 20th in the 200 meters (25.02). Junior Jordan Chadwick finished 16th in the 800 meters (2:17.70), while freshman Marine Lecart was 18th in the mile run (5:05.16).

UCA’s team of Kiara Armstrong, Khadijah Smith, Jean Black and Chadwick finished 16th in the 4x400 relay in a time of 3:58.47.

Junior Chance Tanner finished 15th in the 200 meters (22.14) and junior Jonathan Burgess was eighth in the 5,000 meters (15:24.10).

UCA’s 4x100 relay team of Chance Tanner, Tevon Boyd, Kelton Ray and Darrell Johnson finished 12th (3:20.86). The distance medley team of Williams, Ryan, Leonard and Powell Bryant was fourth (10:28.37).

Travis Nagle cleared 14-1.25 and finished tied for 15th in the pole vault, while Anthony Faris-King was 12th in the long jump (23-0).

Hendrix’s Primm gets conference honor

Senior forward Colton Primm has been named the Southern Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.

Primm led the Warriors to two victories at home over the weekend by averaging 19.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 3.5 blocks and 1.5 assists per game. The Fayetteville, Ark. native scored 18 points to go with six rebounds and five blocks, which tied the school record, in Hendrix’ 77-72 win over Birmingham-Southern on senior night Friday. On Sunday, he scored 21 points, one of his career-high, and recorded 11 rebounds, two assists and a pair of blocks.

For the weekend, Primm shot 63.2 percent (12-of-19) from the field and 75.0 percent (15-of-20) at the free- throw line in his final games of his career at home.

Dallas downs Hendrix in lacrosse

IRVING, Texas —The Hendrix College women’s lacrosse lost to the University of Dallas 12-9 on the road on Sunday.

Landri Wenzel paced Hendrix with four goals and an assist to go with two draw controls and two caused turnovers. Kate Davis had three goals and an assist and came up with five draw controls. Raychi Reger had a goal, and an assist, four draw controls and three ground balls.

Hendrix will open Southern Athletic Association play at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta on Friday.

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