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Digest for 11-17-13


LOCAL

UAM men top century mark in home opener

MONTICELLO — The Arkansas-Monticello men’s basketball team lit up the scoreboard in their home opener Saturday at Steelman Fieldhouse.

UAM topped the 100-point mark for the first time since 2011 in its 101-51 win over Champion Baptist.

All 12 of the Boll Weevils’ active players scored at least four points in the contest led by senior Brandon Wilson with 16 points.

UAM (2-1) outrebounded Champion Baptist (1-9) 39-19.

The Boll Weevils led 46-24 at the half before outscoring the Tigers 55-27 in the final 20 minutes.

Stephen Hurst led Champion Baptist with a game-high 19 points.

UAM’s next game will be its Great American Conference opener against Southwestern Oklahoma State at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Steelman Fieldhouse.

Blossoms rally comes up short

ROLLA, Mo. — The Arkansas-Monticello women’s basketball team suffered their first defeat of the season on Saturday.

UAM fell to 2-1 on the season with the 79-74 loss to Missouri S&T at Billy Key Court.

The Cotton Blossoms trailed by 12 before a furious three-minute rally tied the game 63-63.

But the Lady Miners (2-1) outscored the Blossoms 16-11 over the game’s final five minutes to earn the victory.

Sophomore Jordan Goforth led UAM with 23 points. Sophomore Tamia Grady and freshman Poohnu Perry finished with 12 and 11 points, repectively, for the Blossoms.

UAM’s will play next against Southwestern Oklahoma State at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Steelman Fieldhouse. The game will be the Blossoms’ Great American Conference opener.

STATE

Freshmen lead Arkansas women past Furman

FAYETTEVILLE — Three freshmen led the Arkansas women’s basketball team to a 74-45 win over Furman on Saturday at Bud Walton Arena.

Kelsey Brooks (16 points), Jessica Jackson (13) and McKenzie Adams (12) helped the Razorbacks earn a 3-0 start to the season.

UA senior Keira Peak also reached double-digits finishing with 11 points.

The Razorbacks did most of their damage inside. UA outscored Furman 48 to 18 in the paint.

Furman (1-2) was led by Brittany Hodges with 12 points.

Razorbacks stun Cowgirls in NCAA tourney

STILLWATER, Okla. — The Arkansas soccer team pulled a major upset in their first NCAA tournament game in program history.

The Razorbacks defeated the Oklahoma State Cowgirls, 2-1, on Friday night at Cowgirl Soccer Complex.

Arkansas took a 1-0 lead in the 33rd minute on a goal by sophomore Lindsey Mayo.

UA took the one-goal advantage into the locker room, but it only took OSU three minutes of second-half play to find the equalizer.

The goal by Madison Mercado tied the score 1-1 in the 48th minute.

In the 69th minute, the Razorbacks regained the lead when a free kick by Tyler Allen found the back of the net.

UA held on to advance to the second round where it will face the winner of UCF and St. John’s on Friday.

UA men’s, women’s cross country win regionals

WACO, Texas — The No. 3 Arkansas women’s cross county team and the school’s No. 9 men’s cross country team advanced to their respective national meets with NCAA South Central Regional wins on Friday.

For the women, the win was the Razorbacks 18th regional championship and fourth consecutive as all seven UA runners finished in the Top 20.

Sophomore Dominique Scott and junior Shannon Klenke both earned all-region honors for the second time after finishing second and third, respectively.

For the men, it was their 33rd regional title.

The Razorbacks were led by Stanley Kebenei, who edged teammate Kemoy Campbell for the individual title in a photo finish.

Kebeni and Campbell were two of five UA runners to place in the top 16 to earn all-region honors.

The NCAA Championship Meet will take place Saturday in Terre Haute, Ind.