Weevils clinch third seed


MONTICELLO — The Arkansas-Monticello men’s basketball team closed out the regular season on a four-game winning streak thanks to a 79-69 Senior Day victory over Ouachita Baptist on Saturday.

Saturday’s win over Ouachita clinched the third-straight No. 3 seed for the Boll Weevils (19-9, 12-8 GAC) in the Great American Conference Championship Tournament. The Weevils open the tournament on Thursday at noon against No. 6 seed Henderson State at the Bruin Field House in Bartlesville, Okla. UAM swept HSU in the two regular season meetings.

UAM finished the game shooting 45 percent from the field (23-for-51), 39 percent on three-pointers (7-for-18) and 62 percent on foul shots (26-for-42). OBU shot 39 percent from the field (23-for-59), 19 percent on three-pointers (3-for-16) and 67 percent on foul shots (20-for-30).

Brandon Wilson led all scorers with 23 points and added 10 rebounds for his sixth double-double of the year. Junior Sharif Hudson had 21 points and 10 rebounds for his first double-double.

WOMEN

UAM 75,

OBU 64

MONTICELLO — The Arkansas-Monticello women’s basketball team concluded the 2013-14 season on Saturday with a 75-64 win over Ouachita Baptist at home in senior Raija McWright’s final game as a Cotton Blossom.

The Blossoms (8-18, 4-16 Great American Conference) turned in their second best shooting performance of the season in Saturday’s win, knocking down 22-of-39 shots from the field (56.4 percent), while also recording the team’s best free throw shooting contest of the year, sinking 26-of-29 charity shots (89.7 percent).

OBU ended the game shooting 39 percent from the field (22-for-57), 30 percent on three-pointers (8-for-27) and 63 percent on foul shots (12-for-19). OBU’s Nashia James led all scorers with 21 points.

Sophomore Jordan Goforth led the Blossoms with 19 points. Sophomore Tamia Grady finished with 18 points and sophomore Donlicia James contributed with 17 points.