Hendrix women end regular season on a roll

Hendrix's women won their third game in their last four outings and moved into sixth place in the final Southern Athletic Association standing Sunday with a 51-48 victory over Sewanee at Grove Gymnasium.

The game was the last of the regular season.

The Warriors (4-21, 4-10) will be the sixth seed and will play third-seeded Centre in the conference tournament that begins this weekend at Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss.

After the Warriors overcame a 12-point deficit the first half, the game against the Tigers (6-18, 0-14) was tight in the second half.

A jumper by Katie Coughran gave the Warriors a 49-48 lead with 1:51 remaining.

Sewanne missed a shot, then Estrella Flores stole the ball for Hendrix after the Tigers got the rebound.

Caitlyn Kriesel Bigler missed a 3-pointer and Sewanee coach Dickie McCarthy called time to set up a final shot with nine seconds left. The Tigers got the ball on the baseline to Jamie Chauvin but she misfired inside. Kriesel-Bigler hit two free throws with six seconds left to give the Warriors a three-point lead. The Tigers could not get off a final shot.

Hendrix had a 19-9 advantage in points off turnovers.

Jamie Tate had 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead Hendrix. Kriesel Bigler had 15 points and five assists.

 

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