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The Sideline: Wednesday postponements; Hendrix basketball honors; UCA basketball honors

Posted: March 4, 2014 - 5:58pm

Lingering winter weather and icy conditions in Conway have forced cancellation of some Wednesday college competitions.

The University of Central Arkansas Bears’ baseball doubleheader with UT Martin has been cancelled with no makeup date set.

The Bears (6-4), coming off a three consecutive home victories, will travel to Memphis to take on the Tigers in a three-game series this weekend.

The next home game for the Bears is next Tuesday against Creighton. First pitch is set for 3 p.m.

Also Wednesday, Hendrix cancelled a softball doubleheader and a men’s lacrosse game.

UCA’s Miles Player of Week

University of Central Arkansas guard LaQuentin Miles earned his second Southland Conference Player of the Week on Monday after leading the Bears to two victories last week.

Miles, a senior from Jacksonville, averaged 26.5 points and 13 rebounds in victories over second-place Sam Houston State on Thursday and Lamar on Saturday. Miles scored 23 points and pulled down 12 rebounds in the upset win over the Bearkats. He followed that up with an outstanding Senior Day performance against the Cardinals, scoring a career-high 30 points and adding 14 rebounds.

Three Hendrix women named All-SAA

Three members of the Hendrix College women’s basketball team were honored on All Southern Athletic Association teams.

Senior center Jamie Tate was named the SAA Defensive Player of the Year and selected to the second team. Sophomore guard Caitlin Kriesel-Bigler was also named to the second team and freshman guard Taylor Neal was an honorable mention.

Tate, from Nashville, Tenn., led the league and was eighth in the nation with 13.2 rebounds per game. She also averaged 7.6 points per game. Tate ended her career as the Warriors’ all-time leading rebounder with 1,247 and 12th with 1,043 points. Tate was a 2013 All-SAA First Team selection and Second Team honoree in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference in 2012.

Kriesel-Bigler, from Austin, Texas, ranked eighth in the SAA with 12.9 points per game, fifth with 4.1 assists and second with 55 3-pointers made. She was the 2013 SAA Newcomer of the Year and honorable mention as a freshman.

Neal, of Brady, Texas, ranked 14th in the conference with 11.3 points per game, seventh with 0.8 blocks per game an seventh with a 34.93 3-point percentage.

Primm, Vance earn all-conference honors

Two men’s basketball players from Hendrix College were named to the All-Southern Athletic Association team.

Senior forward Colton Primm was selected to the second team and junior forward Luke Vance was named honorable mention.

Primm, from Fayetteville, ranked sixth in the SAA with 14.4 points per game, second in blocks (1.5), third in rebounds (7.3) and fourth in field goal percentage (52.8). Primm finished his career in 26th place on the Warriors’ all-time scoring list with 1,130 points and was the career leader with 114 blocks. Primm was a 2013 All-SAA First Team selection.

Vance, of Benton, was tied for 17th in the league with 11.0 points per game, fifth in field goal percentage (52.4) and eighth in rebounding (6.2).

Hendrix’s Teachout Pitcher of Week

For the second straight week, a Hendrix College baseball player has won the Southern Athletic Association Pitcher of the Week.

A week after senior Thomas Weber received the honor, sophomore right-hander Kyle Teachout won the award on Monday.

Teachout, from Coronado, Calif., needed just 91 pitches in a six-hit, one-walk, 3-0 complete game shutout against Rhodes on Sunday. For the season, Teachout is 2-0 with a 0.00 earned run average in three starts and 21.1 innings.

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