Blossoms Look For Second Win In Arkadelphia

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MONTICELLO – The University of Arkansas-Monticello’s women’s basketball team will be looking for its second win in Arkadelphia this season Saturday when the Blossoms face off against Ouachita Baptist University inside the Bill Vining Arena.

Tipoff is set for 1 p.m. The game can be heard on the UAM Sports Network at KHBM-FM 93.7 in Monticello and online at Links to live audio and live stats can be found at

tv Sports reflection 10dbThe Blossoms enter the game with a 3-5 overall record and an even 2-2 mark in Great American Conference games. UAM most recently lost to then-ranked No. 20 Harding 69-49 at home last Saturday. Prior to that, the Blossoms had defeated Henderson State by four points in the team’s first trip to Arkadelphia.

UAM comes into the game ranked 10th in the GAC in scoring at 61.9 points per game, while ranking fifth in points allowed at 62.9 per game. UAM ranks second in the league in blocked shots at 4.4 per game and fifth in steals at 8.9 per outing.

Individually, junior Jordan Goforth leads the team in scoring and ranks third in the GAC at an average of 18.7 points per game. She is tied with sophomore teammate Tori Nichols for the team-high in rebounding at 6.4 per contest. Nichols ranks second in the league in blocked shots with an average of 2.6 per game. Junior Nikki Mullen is the other Blossom to average in double-figure scoring with exactly 100 points on the year for an average of 12.5 per game.

The Lady Tigers enter the game with a 3-5 overall record and a 0-2 mark in GAC games. OBU has lost three straight, including a pair of GAC road losses to Arkansas Tech (84-54) and Southern Arkansas (69-67).

Ouachita ranks seventh in the GAC in scoring (66.0 points per game) and ninth in points allowed (72.9 per game). The Lady Tigers rank third in the GAC in three-pointers made with 65 for an average of 8.1 per contest.

OBU has two players averaging at least 10 points per game in leading scorer Katie Kapler at 11.6 and Breanna Harris next at 10.9. Kapler ranks fourth in the league in rebounding (8.4 per game) and second in field goal percentage (.604).


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