COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Colorado College ended the season for the Hendrix men's basketball team on a sour note Saturday afternoon, defeating the Warriors, 100-74.
The Warriors end the season with a 6-19 record and 4-12 mark in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference. It was the final game in the careers of seniors Nick Heathscott of St. Joseph, Chris Goodman and Josh Graham. Senior guard Ammon Martin of Conway missed the game due to a broken hand suffered on Wednesday night.
The Tigers (12-12, 8-8) jumped to a 14-2 start over the first 4:06 of the game. The Warriors cut the lead to 16-12 with 12:28 left in the half, but Colorado outscored Hendrix 31-15 the rest of the half and held a 47-27 lead at the break. CC went on to expand the lead to as many as 36 in the second half.
For the game Hendrix shot 40 percent (27-of-68) and were 8-of-22 from the field and 12-of-20 at the free-throw line. The Tigers shot 51 percent (36-of-71), were 9-of-25 from outside and 19-of-25 at the line. Colorado also held a 47-38 rebound advantage and committed just six turnovers, compared to 13 for the Warriors.
Heathscott led Hendrix with 15 points, ending his career with 1,154 points, the 23rd leading scorer in school history.
Sophomore forward Colton Primm came off the bench to score 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting. Goodman hit a trio of 3-pointers for nine points and Graham added seven points and five rebounds. Freshman Zach Mainer was the Warriors’ leading rebounder with six and freshman guard Nathan McCubbin tied his season-best with seven points. Freshman guard Mason Millsap, playing significant minutes for the first time this season, netted seven points and two assists.
Chris Lesnansky paced the Tigers with 22 points. Ryan Milne netted 20 and dished out 13 assists. Jeremiah Waters added 15 points and eight rebounds and Daniel Webb scored 12.