OBU hangs on to defeat Weevils


MONTICELLO — The University of Arkansas at Monticello men’s basketball team rallied from a deficit of 14 points in the second half to get it within two points, but it would not be enough as Ouachita Baptist held on to win 65-63 on Saturday inside Steelman Fieldhouse.

Down seven with 1:34 remaining in regulation, the Boll Weevils (4-4, 1-3 Great American Conference) scored the game’s final five points, but a blocked layup with two seconds remaining sealed the two-point victory for the Tigers (5-3, 2-2 GAC).

As a team, UAM shot 38 percent from the field (23 of 61) and 21 percent on three-pointers (4 of 19). OBU shot 50 percent from the field (24 of 48), 56 percent on three-pointers (9 of 16) and 57 percent on foul shots (8 of 14).

Senior Kori Forge led UAM with 20 points, marking his sixth game of the season to reach the 20-point plateau.

OBU Downs Blossoms

MONTICELLO — The University of Arkansas at Monticello women’s basketball team was outscored 49-32 in the second half in an 82-65 loss to Ouachita Baptist on Saturday at home inside Steelman Fieldhouse.

After a back-and-forth first half that featured seven tie scores and nine lead changes, the Lady Tigers (6-1, 4-0 Great American Conference) used a 13-0 run over three minutes to take an eight-point lead at the 13:29 mark.

As a team, UAM (2-6, 0-4 GAC) shot 39 percent from the field, 38 percent on three-pointers and 73 percent on foul shots. OBU shot 44 percent from the field, 29 percent on three-pointers and 76 percent on foul shots.

UAM placed four scorers in double-digits, led by Donlicia James’ 15 points. Sophomore Catherine Puckett had 14, senior Candace Virgadamo had 13 and freshman Jordan Goforth added 11. Goforth led the team with eight rebounds.

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Navy Sails Past Army

PHILADELPHIA — Keenan Reynolds extended Navy’s dominance against Army, scoring the winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter in a 17-13 victory in the 113th rivalry game Saturday.

Navy (8-4) beat Army for the 11th straight time and won the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy, which is awarded to the team with the best record in the games among the three service academies. Army (2-10) hasn’t hoisted the CIC trophy since 1996.

Navy caught a break when Army missed a late field goal attempt.

Reynolds quickly found Brandon Turner down the sideline for a 49-yard gain. Reynolds then escaped a rush and followed with the 8-yard touchdown run with 4:41 left in the game.