Brina Siddiq, a defender from Newport Beach, Calif., has transferred to Lyon College to play soccer for the Pipers, beginning this fall, according to a news release from Lyon.
Siddiq, a 5-foot-6 junior, was a 2-time All-Orange Empire Conference performer at Santiago Canyon College with second-team nods in both her freshman and sophomore seasons. In high school, Siddiq earned first-team all-conference honors her junior and senior seasons at Mater Dei High School and was named her league’s Defensive Player of the Year.
K.K. Hodges and Lauren Ramsey each notched a double-double performance in the Lyon Pipers’ 65-47 nonconference triumph over the Philander Smith Lady Panthers on Monday evening in Becknell Gymnasium.
Hodges knocked down a game-high 22 points and added a season-high 14 rebounds for her eighth double-double of the year. It is the 21st double-double of her career.
Ramsey contributed 15 points and 10 boards for her first double-double of the season.
The Lyon College Scots captured their second straight victory with a 74-67 win over the Philander Smith Panthers on Monday in nonconference play at Becknell Gymnasium.
Lyon (5-11) won back-to-back games for the first time this season and avenged a 92-76 loss to the Panthers on Nov. 21st in Little Rock. Philander Smith sank to 6-9 overall and is 1-3 versus the Scots in the last four meetings.
The Martin Methodist RedHawks snuck out of Batesville with a TranSouth Athletic Conference win over the Lyon Pipers Saturday.
Martin Methodist’s Micah Anderson netted a layup with 1.1 seconds to play to force overtime. The game was knotted at 56. MMC outscored Lyon 11-8 in the extra period to win 67-64.
More than once, Lyon had to battle back from big deficits. The first was at the start of the game when the visitors jumped out to a 14-2 lead. The Pipers countered with a 13-0 run to go up 15-14 midway through the first frame.
By Michael Young
Assistant Sports Editor
An untimely technical foul — and the two free throws which resulted — proved to be the difference in the Lyon Scots’ 58-56 win over the Martin Methodist RedHawks on Saturday evening.
BLYTHEVILLE — The Blytheville Lady Chickasaws won the second half and their 5A-East District high school basketball opener with a 52-44 decision over the Batesville Lady Pioneers here Friday.
The Lady Pioneers led 9-7 and 23-22 at the end of the first two quarters. The Lady Chicks led 34-31 after three quarters.
BLYTHEVILLE — A shorthanded squad of Pioneers didn’t hold off the Chickasaws in the 5A-East District basketball nightcap here Friday.
After a slow start, the Pioneers led 18-17 at halftime and 30-27 after three quarters. The Chicks rallied in the fourth and won 51-47.
Batesville was without two starters. Senior guard Will Lindsey was out with a stomach ailment and junior guard Conor Lawrence was absent due to a death in the family. Juniors Sam Johnson and Luke Tate started in their stead.
Philander Smith Lady Panthers (record unavailable) at Lyon Pipers (11-5), Becknell Gymnasium, 6 p.m.
The Pipers snuck out of Little Rock with a 74-72 win over the Lady Panthers on Dec. 5, so you can bet revenge is on the visitor’s mind. Lyon is still licking its wounds after a heart-breaking overtime loss to Martin Methodist on Saturday. The loss was the third in five games for the Pipers and sent them to 2-2 in the TranSouth Athletic Conference. Tonight’s game is a nonconference meeting.
MELBOURNE — The Melbourne Lady Bearkatz got the Izard County Tournament off to a hot start here Saturday morning. They hit 15 3-pointers while routing the Salem Lady Greyhounds 70-42.
The victory was the fifth in a row for the 13-5 Lady ’Katz. Stacy Hargett led the way with 16 points. Maggie Cooper and Sara Beth Adams added 15 apiece and Kenzi Gillihan hit for 12 points.
In the other senior girls contest, Calico Rock thumped Rural Special 51-33 as Emily Johnson scored 11 points.
NORTH LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Activities Association announced the sites for postseason play in high school basketball and Hillcrest is the big winner.
The school in Lynn (Lawrence County) won the bid for the Class 1A State Tournament, beating out Calico Rock, Lead Hill and West Side Greers Ferry, the 2009 host.
Midland is the only other Guard-circulation area to win the bids for a region tournament. The school in Pleasant Plains is to host the 2A North tourney.
Greene County Tech swept Batesville in 5A-East District junior high basketball games here Thursday night.
The Junior Lady Eagles nipped the Junior Lady Pioneers 26-25 when Brandi Mize hit a short jump shot with about seven seconds to go. Batesville had taken the lead 13 seconds earlier when Kinsey Scaggs hit a 3-pointer.
Batesville led 8-4 after one quarter of play and 18-15 after three quarters. Tech led 14-13 at halftime.
JACKSON, Tenn. — The No. 18 Union University Bulldogs cruised by the Lyon College Scots 82-53 in a TranSouth Athletic Conference contest here Thursday night.
Lyon (3-11, 0-3) led by four early, but Union (12-5, 3-0) responded with a 21-5 run to end the first half up 35-21. That lead increased to as many as 33 (63-30) midway through the second half. The closest Lyon got the rest of the way was 24 (70-46).