A career that spanned a half-century on the sideline has come to an end. After 22 seasons in charge of the Mary Hardin-Baylor men’s basketball program and 50 years as a coach, Ken DeWeese on Thursday announced his retirement, effective today.
Mary Hardin-Baylor’s football field houses and adjacent practice fields — usually bustling with activity this time of year — are eerily quiet. The clanging of weights and the sounds of spring drills are replaced by silence as the school waits out the shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
With a single statement from NCAA headquarters, Mary Hardin-Baylor’s run in the NCAA Division III women’s basketball tournament came to an abrupt end Thursday afternoon.
SAN ANTONIO — Playing without its all-time leading scorer, Mary Hardin-Baylor leaned on its defense Saturday night for a smothering effort that sent the Lady Crusaders to the Sweet 16 for the second straight year.
SAN ANTONIO — Locked in a close battle through the first 28½ minutes Friday evening, Mary Hardin-Baylor used a 40-second stretch late in the third quarter to shake free and advance to the second round of the women’s NCAA Division III Tournament for the second straight year.
BELTON — There’s one more thing Kendall Rollins would like to do before her college basketball career ends this month. But as far as the list of things she set out to accomplish four years ago, the final box was checked last week when Mary Hardin-Baylor won the American Southwest Conference championship.
From here on out, she’s playing with house money.
BELTON — Mary Hardin-Baylor’s second appearance in the women’s NCAA Division III Tournament will begin about 2½ hours from home, this time on the campus of Trinity University in San Antonio against an opponent with which the Lady Crusaders are familiar.
RICHARDSON — With Mary Hardin-Baylor in desperate need of a spark to stave off Hardin-Simmons’ frantic comeback bid, senior guard Alicia Blackwell produced a pair of baskets in the final minute — the last one coming with 12 seconds remaining to deliver the Lady Crusaders their first American…
BELTON — Playing for a school close to home means a lot to Mary Hardin-Baylor’s Logan Hicks and Allaira Jones for different reasons.
BELTON — A head coach, his staff of assistants and some fresh-out-of-the-box uniforms made their debuts for Mary Hardin-Baylor on Friday night. As for the outcome, it also was something that had become far too unfamiliar at Red Murff Field in recent years.
BELTON — Three school records and another victory that kept them within striking distance of the division lead. All in all, it was a very memorable senior day for the Mary Hardin-Baylor Lady Crusaders.