Digest for 10-16-13


LOCAL

UAM volleyball sweeps Henderson State

MONTICELLO — The Arkansas-Monticello volleyball team recorded a nonconference sweep of Henderson State on Tuesday. Final game scores were 25-16, 25-19 and 25-13.

Senior Holly Schweigert led the Cotton Blossoms (11-10) with a career-high 12 kills on 18 attempts with only two errors for a .556 individual hitting percentage, the best single-match percentage of the season for UAM.

UAM posted a .253 team hitting percentage with 39 kills on 91 attempts with 16 errors. The Lady Reddies (3-14) posted a negative .038 percentage with 18 kills on 78 attempts with 21 kills.

Senior Tori Bozzo and junior Tasha Evans each added six kills in the win. Bozzo paced the defense with 13 digs, her fourth straight match with at least 10 digs and sixth overall this season. Evans led the team at the net with four block assists. Senior Amy Bazemore turned in her 15th double-digit performance of the season with a match-high 28 assists.

The Blossoms are on the road this weekend with a pair of Great American Conference matches, making a stop in Ada, Okla., on Friday, October 18 to face off against East Central before heading to Durant on Saturday to match up with Southeastern Oklahoma State.

White Hall drops match at Magnolia

MAGNOLIA — The White Hall volleyball team lost a hard-fought match at Magnolia on Monday.

The Lady Bulldogs fell 3-1 (23-25, 25-22, 22-25, 23-25) in the 5A-South matchup.

White Hall will play its final home game of the season on Thursday against Sheridan with the junior varsity slated to begin at 4:30 p.m.

REGIONAL

Nashville becomes home of SEC hoops tourneys through 2026

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Southeastern Conference announced Tuesday that Bridgestone Arena will host its men’s or women’s basketball tournament for 12 consecutive years beginning in 2015.

The agreement with the Nashville Sports Council means that the Music City will serve as host to the men’s tournament every year from 2015 to 2025 with the exception of 2018 and 2022 and the women’s event three times (2018, ‘22 & ‘26).

NATIONAL

Sabres’ Kaleta suspended 10 games for another illegal hit

NEW YORK — The National Hockey League levied a 10-game suspension to Buffalo Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta on Tuesday for his actions in a game against Columbus on Oct. 10.

Kaleta was unpenalized for his hit to the head on Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson during the early stages of an eventual 4-1 Columbus victory.

The 26-year-old winger drew a five-game suspension only 21 regular-season games ago for an early March incident against Brad Richards of the New York Rangers having been previously suspended multiple games on three prior occasions.

Kaleta, who has already been held out of two games after the league informed him he faced a disciplinary hearing, will forfeit $152,439 in salary, which goes into the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.