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Berry halts streak by Hendrix women and also defeat men

Posted: February 16, 2014 - 10:22pm

MOUNT BERRY, Ga. - For the second time this season, the Hendrix College women’s basketball team had a four-game winning streak ended by Southern Athletic Association foe Berry College.

The Vikings (12-11, 5-7) ended a streak by the Warriors’ (11-12, 5-7) streak on Jan. 12 in Conway, and did it again on Sunday by the score of 63-58 at the Cage Center.

Both Hendrix and Berry are tied for fifth in the SAA with two games to play before the conference tournament. The Vikings hold the tiebreaker over the Warriors.

Caitlyn Kriesel-Bigler led the Warriors with 17 points and pulled down six rebounds.

Berry also won the men’s game, 78-70.

The Warriors (10-13, 4-8) would trail by a large margin, catch back up, then trail again several times against the Vikings (5-18, 2-10). Hendrix is now in a tie with Sewanee for fifth place with two games to play before the SAA Tournament in Danville, Ky. beginning Feb. 28.

Sophomore guard Drew Nikolovski hit four 3-pointers to lead the Warriors with 18 points. Colton Primm recorded his sixth double-double of the year with 15 points and 11 boards and junior forward Luke Vance had 13 points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals. Sophomore guard Jordan Barrett added 10 points. Alec Conard and Garrett each had six points off the bench.

Hendrix teams play at Centre College on Friday.

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