Digest for 12-18-12


LOCAL

Forge goes for 36 in Weevils’ victory

MONTICELLO — Kori Forge scored 36 points and Arkansas-Monticello shot 56 percent from the field Monday in a 79-71 men’s basketball victory over Southwest Baptist (Mo.) on Monday.

Forge hit 12 of 19 shots, including 6 of 12 from three-point range, and converted 6 of 7 free throws to go with eight assists, three steals and two rebounds. A.J. Calhoun contributed 15 points and a game-high nine rebounds to the Boll Weevils (6-4), who split the season series with the Bearcats (2-8).

The Weevils went on a 26-9 scoring run over a 10-minute stretch to build their largest lead at 76-56 with 4:02 remaining.

UAM won’t play again until Jan. 3, when it plays at East Central (Okla.).

Cardinals sweep Wildcats in James Liddell Classic

ALTHEIMER — Cameron Girley knocked down three three-pointers and led Dollarway with 15 points Monday in a 54-45 victory over Watson Chapel in a boys game of the James Liddell Classic in junior high basketball.

Dollarway outscored Chapel 11-2 in the second quarter and 25-10 in the third quarter. The Cardinals (11-2) also got 12 points from Chris Slater.

Dollarway will host Dumas at 5:30 tonight.

In girls action at the Classic, Dollarway beat Watson Chapel 38-33 behind Serenity Alexander’s 18 points and Jayana Simmons’ 12.

Robey earns 10th win of season in Liddell Classic

ALTHEIMER — Marquis Smith accounted for half of Jack Robey’s points in a 26-22 victory over Little Rock Fair on Monday in the final day of the James Liddell Classic junior high basketball games.

With the win, Robey improved to 10-3 on the season.

In other Classic games, Monticello beat Marianna 51-26 in boys and 28-13 in girls.

STATE

Haynes to be named Kent State head coach

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas defensive coordinator Paul Haynes has landed the head coaching position at Kent State, according to multiple reports Monday night.

Haynes spent Monday on Kent State’s campus interviewing for the position and was extended an offer last night, according to the Cleveland Plain-Dealer. Haynes will be formally introduced as the program’s next coach during a press conference today.

Haynes couldn’t be reached for comment late Monday night.

Wolff leads Arkansas women’s rout of Furman

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Arkansas freshman Melissa Wolff led four players in double figures as the Razorbacks posted a 73-38 win over Furman on the road Sunday in women’s basketball.

The Razorbacks move to 9-1 on the year with Wolff dropping in a career-best 15 points. Junior Keira Peak added 12 points, Erin Gatling 11 and Sarah Watkins 10.

NATIONAL

Dickey dealt to Blue Jays

TORONTO — Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey and two other players were traded from the New York Mets to the Toronto Blue Jays for catcher John Buck, top prospects Travis d’Arnaud and Noah Syndergaard and a minor leaguer Monday.

Dickey went 20-6 with a 2.73 ERA and struck out 230 in 233 2/3 innings this past season.