Basketball Roundup: Lady Cats take fifth in Texas tournament

Conway’s Lady Cats earned fifth place Friday in the Sandra Meadows Classic with two victories in Duncanville, Texas.

 

The Lady Cats went 4-1 in the tournament.

Friday, they opened with a 56-53 victory over Clear Springs of League City, Texas, rated No. 6 in the country in one poll. They them downed Incarnate Word of San Antonio, 66-41, in the fifth-place game.

Against Clear Springs, Savannah Lowe had 14 points and Fu’tra Banks added 12.

Against Incarnate Word, Banks had 24 points and Lowe 16. Maggie Evans added 10.

Mayfower girls

In a tournament at Heber Springs, Mayflower’s senior girls defeated Clinton, 73-58.

Leading scorers for Mayflower were Tori Lasker 28 points, Bella York with 21 points, and Tristen Lasker 20 points.

Hendrix men

At Nashville, Tenn., the Hendrix College men’s basketball lost a 94-84 thri Incller in double overtime to Maryville College on the final day of the Music City Classic.

The Warriors (3-6) led the entire first half, thanks to a hot start. The Orange & Black jumped out to a 21-6 lead over the first 6:50 of the contest and shot 64 percent (9-of-14) over that span. The Scots (9-1) chipped at the lead, outscoring the Warriors 27-14 the rest of the half. Hendrix took a 35-33 lead into the break.

The second half saw five ties and five lead changes. Maryville took a 60-56 lead with 6:56 left. The Warriors outscored the Scots 14-6 to move into a 70-66 advantage with 36 seconds left. A three-pointer by Maryville’s Calvin Songster with 28 seconds left cut their deficit to one. Sophomore guard Ryan Brady hit a free throw with 20 ticks remaining to give Hendrix a two-point lead. Songster hit a jumper with six seconds left to force overtime.

Hendrix led 77-74 with 52 seconds left in the first overtime after a jumper in the paint by senior guard Hank Aldous. Maryville tied it up eight seconds later with a Songster 3. Neither team got a shot off in the final 44 seconds of the period.

Aldous finished with 23 points, seven rebounds, two assists, a block and a steal. Senior center Gearen Littlefield had 20 points, going 10-of-13 at the free throw line, with nine boards and a pair of steals. Sophomore guard Preston Smith also scored 20 points with four boards, two assists and three steals. Senior guard Travis Garrett had 16 points and tied his career-high with six rebounds.

Hendrix women

At Richardson, Texas - The Hendrix College women’s basketball team easily defeated Milwaukee School of Engineering 63-45 in the first game of the UTD Classic Friday.

Junior center Sara Dyslin recorded her fifth double-double of the year with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Playing in her first game of the season, junior guard Leah Smith came off the bench to score a career-high 13 points and dish out two assists. Junior forward Heather Prowse also scored 13 points with a block and four steals.

 

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