Blossoms Look To Regroup Against SAU, Tech

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MONTICELLO – The University of Arkansas-Monticello’s women’s basketball team can finish anywhere from third to fifth in the Great American Conference standings based on the results of the final week of the regular season.

tv Sports reflection 10dbThe Blossoms (12-11, 10-8 GAC) look to regroup from a pair of road losses last week with a trip to Magnolia tonight to face off against Southern Arkansas followed by a home game on Saturday against Arkansas Tech.

Tonight’s game against SAU is scheduled for a 5:30 p.m. tipoff in Magnolia. Saturday’s game against ATU starts at 2 p.m. at Steelman Field House. Both games can be heard on the UAM Sports Network at KHBM-FM 93.7 in Monticello and online at Links to live stats, live video and live audio can be accessed at

The Blossoms defeated SAU a month ago in Monticello by a final score of 77-69. To start the new calendar year, UAM fell to Arkansas Tech in Russellville by a final count of 70-61.

UAM is led by junior Jordan Goforth, who tied a career-high in scoring in this past Saturday’s loss to Northwestern Oklahoma State with 31 points, thus moving her into 14th place on UAM’s all-time leading scorers list with 1,186 points. She most recently surpassed Lisa McClure, who scored 1,185 points from 1982-86.

Goforth currently ranks fifth in the GAC with an average of 18.2 points per game this season. Juniors Nikki Mullen and Nelsha Peterson also average in double-digits at 10.6 and 10.2 points per game, respectively.

Southern Arkansas (8-16, 6-12 GAC) is currently on a three-game winning streak, including a win over Northwestern Oklahoma State on the road and home victories over East Central and Southwestern Oklahoma State. The Lady Muleriders, who have used 20 players throughout the year, are led by Rosa Bryant and Chanel Miller, who average 12.9 and 12.0 points per game, respectively.

Arkansas Tech (19-5, 14-4 GAC) snapped a four-game winning streak with a pair of road losses last week to East Central and Southeastern Oklahoma State. The Golden Suns fell out of the top 25 after holding a rank of No. 20 prior to last week’s results. Tech’s Fatima Adams is tied with Southern Nazarene’s Aminata Fall for the GAC’s best scoring average at 21.3 points per game.


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