Senior forward Jamie Tate scored 10 points and grabbed 19 rebounds, becoming the 14th player in Hendrix College women’s basketball history to reach 1,000 points for her career, as the Warriors defeated Millsaps College 57-54, in their home finale Sunday at Grove Gymnasium.
Tate, from Nashville, Tenn., now has 1,002 points and 1,180 rebounds for her career, making her the only Warrior to reach that milestone.
The Warriors improved to 10-11 overall and 4-6 in league play while the Majors fall to 12-8 and 6-4.
After Hendrix trailed 27-23 at the half, the second half had three ties and seven lead changes. With the Majors up 39-38 with 11:35 to play, the Warriors had a 12-4 run, capped by a Taylor Neal 3-pointer, to make the game 50-43 at the 4:47 mark. Millsaps cut the margin to just one point twice in the final minute, including a Sam Perez 3-pointer with three seconds left to put the game at 55-54. Fouled with 0.5 seconds on the clock, Neal secured the win for the Warriors with a pair of free throws.
Neal led the Warriors with 18 points and senior forward Katie Coughran had 14 points. Sophomore point guard Caitlin Kriesel-Bigler scored eight points and dished out five assists and sophomore forward Katy Gallien had seven points and five assists.
The Warriors (10-11, 4-6) led most of the game in an 71-60 victory, sweeping the season series over the Majors (5-14, 2-8).
For the second consecutive game, the Warriors’ inside tandem of Colton Primm and Luke Vance came up big. After combining for 38 points and 14 rebounds in Friday’s win over Birmingham-Southern, Primm, a senior, had 21 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks, while Vance came up with 16 points and seven rebounds. Sophomore guard Hank Aldous came off the bench to net 12 points and sophomore guard Jordan Barrett recorded nine points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals. Freshman point guard Gabe Gumm added eight assists.
Hendrix teams travel to Atlanta, Ga., on Friday to take on Oglethorpe.