Weevils split conference road games at SAU, Henderson

The University of Arkansas at Monticello continued their conference season with games at Southern Arkansas University and Henderson State this past week with one contest scheduled at home against Ouachita Baptist being canceled due to Ouachita having to take Covid-19 protocol initiatives.

At Southern Arkansas, UAM took an early first half lead with SAU tying the contest at 16 with 13:28 remaining in the half. Each team swapped the lead for the remainder of the half with UAM taking a one-point 33-32 lead at the half.

UAM continued to lead in the second half extending their lead to 13 points with 14:30 remaining in the contest. SAU came back to tie the contest with 53 seconds remaining in the contest and took the lead with five seconds remaining. SAU would close out the contest at the free throw line, connecting on both shots to take a 71-67 victory.

Leading the way for the Weevils was Denzel McDuffey with 14 followed by Miles Daniels with 13. Lemmie Howard added 12, Kendal Frey with 11, Max Warren and Blakely Cobb scored six, and DaJuan Jones with three. Keyon Craddock rounded out the scoring with two.

The Weevils returned to action on Saturday, January 16 at Henderson State with an 87-74 victory.

UAM tied the contest in the first half at seven with 16:26 remaining in the half and did not relinquish the lead for the remainder of the half. The Weevils stretched their lead to 15 points twice in the half before closing out the half with a 42-32 lead.

UAM continued to lead throughout the second half with the biggest lead being 16 points 3:54 remaining in the contest before closing out the game with an 87-74 victory.

DaJaun Jones led the Weevils in scoring with 20 points. Denzel McDuffey scored 19, Miles Daniels with 13, and Lemmie Howard with 12. Max Warren added eight, Kyler Haynes with seven, Keyon Craddock with six, and Kendal Frey rounding out the scoring with two.

The Weevils record improves to 3-1 overall with a 2-1 record in the Great American Conference.

The Weevils are scheduled to return to the hardwood on Thursday, January 21 at Harding with a tip scheduled for 7:30pm and on Saturday, Jan. 23 at Arkansas Tech with a 4 p.m. tip scheduled.

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