David Salley, Director of Athletics Communications
ARKADELPHIA — Henderson State led 56-54 with six minutes to play on Saturday afternoon against Arkansas-Monticello but were out-scored 19-2 down the stretch as the Weevils pulled away late to win it 73-58 at the Duke Wells Center.
The Reddies (7-3, 2-2) trailed 33-32 at halftime and then found themselves down for nearly the entire second half. After falling behind 52-43 with just over 10 minutes remaining in regulation Henderson put together its biggest run of the day, as four point from both Eric Dailey and Rel Johnson and a 3-pointer from Chris Parker helped spur a 13-2 Reddies’ run, which pushed them in front 56-54 with under six minutes left in the game.
UAM (6-3, 3-1) immediately responded with an 8-0 run of its own to jump back in front 62-56 with 4:29 to go. A bucket from Mike Fofana made it 62-58 at the 3:07 mark to stem the tide, but it would be Henderson’s last points of the game, as the Weevils out-scored HSU 11-0 in last three minutes to take it 73-58. The Reddies were just 1-for-10 from the field in the last six minutes.
Dailey had 16 points and five rebounds to lead Henderson, while Fofana had a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds. As a team the Reddies were held to just 32.8 percent shooting from the floor and a 5-for-21 mark from beyond the 3-point line.
Henderson will look to bounce back Tuesday in Durant, Okla., when the Reddies take on Southeastern Oklahoma State at 2 p.m.