Colton Weisbrod scored 23 points, Christavius Gill scored 18, and UNO held off Crowley’s Ridge College 100-85 in men’s college basketball Saturday.
Kevin Hill scored 14 off the bench, Nate Frye scored 13 with eight assists, and the Privateers (2-3) outrebounded the Pioneers 36-35.
Quinn Cooper led Crowley’s Ridge (6-3), an NCCAA member, with 30 points, including 6-of-9 on 3-pointers, Roy Marshall had 28, and Javeon Walker 17.
UNO opened with a 13-5 run, then used a 12-1 run to lead 37-25 after a 3-pointer by Bryce Jackson. Gill scored 13 points and UNO led 54-41 at halftime.
Crowley’s Ridge used an 11-1 run to pull within five, 57-52, early in the second half, and Tim Shepard made it a one-point game, 61-60 after hitting two free throws for the Pioneers. The Privateers led 80-73 after a layup by Hill with 6:20 to play, then ripped a 12-2 run and continued to pull away.
Southeast Missouri 63, Southeastern Louisiana 59: In Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Jarekious Bradley scored 13 of his 21 points in the second half and Southeast Missouri held on.
Zay Jackson scored to cap a 13-6 surge and pulled Southeastern Louisiana within 61-59 with 1:43 remaining. Jackson missed a jumper with 6 seconds to go, and Bradley made a pair of free throws with 1 second left to seal it.
Bradley shot just 8 of 21 from the field and 1 of 9 from long range for the Redhawks, who finished on 24-of-63 shooting (38.1 percent) from the floor.
Antonius Cleveland scored 12 points and J.J. Thompson chipped in 11 for Southeast Missouri (4-4). Aaron Adeoye grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds.
Daniel Grieves scored 14 points, Jackson 12 and Devonte Upson 10 for Southeastern Louisiana (2-7), which is winless on the road.
Tulane 74, Arkansas-Little Rock 58: In Little Rock, Arkansas, Tulane (7-1) picked up a big win on the road, handing Arkansas-Little Rock (5-1) its first loss of the season.
Leslie Vorpahl tied her career high with a 22-point performance. The sophomore, who entered the contest just 2-of-18 from beyond the arc, was 4-of-6 on 3-pointers Saturday, tying a career high for made 3-pointers. She was 6-for-7 from the free-throw line.
“It was only a matter of time with Leslie,” Tulane coach Lisa Stockton said. “She is such a good shooter and offensive player. She struggled a little bit in those first few games, and I’m happy we survived them, because she’s such an instrumental part to our game. It was good to see her in rhythm, confident, and taking those shots.”
Tiffany Dale scored 11 of her 13 points in the second half, and Kolby Morgan scored 10 for her eighth straight game in double figures. Tierra Jones had 10 rebounds.
Tulane takes a week off for final exams, then hosts the DoubleTree Classic on Thursday-Friday, Dec. 18-19. The Green Wave will play Samford at 7 p.m. on Dec. 18 and Miami at 7 p.m. on Dec. 19.
UL-Lafayette 65, Sam Houston State 46: In Lafayette, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette women’s basketball team forced 30 Sam Houston State turnovers, including 19 steals, and the Cajuns totaled 30 points off the Bearkats miscues in a 65-46 victory Saturday afternoon at the Cajundome.
Kia Wilridge led UL-Lafayette (5-0) with 16 points and a career-high eight steals. Gabby Alexander added 14 points and five rebounds.
“I thought Kia played extremely well, and Gabby played extremely well in the second half,” Cajuns coach Garry Brodhead said. “I think when they went to the man (defense), it opened up the middles of the lanes. (Alexander) was able to run the court and get to the goal. She’s so athletic.”
Taylor Dorsey paced the Bearkats (1-6) with 20 points, shooting 8-of-13 from the floor, and had six rebounds. Shernise Robertson added 10 points off the bench.
The UL-Lafayette men and women will play a doubleheader Saturday. The men host Centenary at 2 p.m., and the women host Southern-New Orleans at 4:15 p.m.
UNO 87, Crowley’s Ridge 54: UNO (1-4) shook off a sluggish start and dominated the Crowley’s Ridge Lady Pioneers (1-8) for the Pivateers’ first win for the program since Feb. 14, 2013, breaking a 37-game dry spell.
Raven Coleman scored 22 points on 11-of-14 shooting and had 12 rebounds. from the field. Yasmin Taylor had 17 points, 16 rebounds, eight steals, and six assists.
Hannah Kirk led Crowley’s Ridge with 21 points and 11 rebounds.