Second-half run pushes Wonder Boys past Weevils


RUSSELLVILLE — A 21-3 run over a six-minute stretch by Arkansas Tech was too much for the Arkansas-Monticello men’s basketball team to overcome on Thursday night.

The run was part of a second half that saw the Wonder Boys outscore the Boll Weevils 50-33 to help ATU earn an 86-72 win at Tucker Coliseum.

UAM (11-4, 4-3 in Great American Conference) finished the poor-shooting night at 46 percent from the field (29-for-63), 39 percent from the three-point line (7-for-18) and 35 percent on free throws (7-for-20).

Junior D’Audrio Patton led the Weevils and extended his streak to five straight games reaching double-digits in scoring. Patton poured in 18 points and added seven rebounds. Senior Jared Harrison (14), senior Brandon Wilson (12) and junior Sharif Hudson (10) also reached double-digits for UAM.

Kendall Pinkney led the Wonder Boys (10-5, 5-2) with 17 points.

UAM plays next on Saturday at home against Harding. Tipoff is set for 4 p.m. inside Steelman Fieldhouse. The game will follow the schools’ women’s game set to start at 2 p.m.

WOMEN

Arkansas Tech 78, UAM 62

RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas-Monticello women’s basketball team’s recent struggles continued in a 78-62 loss to Arkansas Tech on Thursday night inside Tucker Coliseum.

The loss is the fourth in a row for UAM (5-8, 1-6 in Great American Conference), which hasn’t won a game since before the winter break.

Jordan Goforth led UAM with 14 points. Nikki Mullen capped the night with 13 points off the bench, and sophomore Tamia Grady rounded out UAM’s double-digit scorers with 10 points.

Jacin Myers-Sanders paced the Golden Suns (7-6, 3-4) with 19 points.