Stanley's game-winning layup lifts Warriors to first win over Wildcats in 39 years

Submitted PhotoThe Hendrix College Warriors knocked off Louisiana College for the first time in 39 years as sophomore forward Seth Stanley hit a game-winning layup to beat the Wildcats on the final day of the Millsaps Classic on Sunday.

After pulling off the four-point victory Saturday against Mississippi University for Women, the Hendrix men remained in Jackson, Mississippi, to take on Louisiana College in the final game of the 2019 Millsaps Classic.

Looking for its first win against the Wildcats in over 39 years, Hendrix faced adversity after trailing by 12, 45-33, at the break.

Fortunately, the Warriors shot over 53% (14 for 26) from the field in the final half, while limiting the Wildcats to shooting 28% (7 for 25) from the floor in the second half as the Warriors eased out the 67-66 win.

Seth Stanley recorded the eventual game-winner, scoring a layup with 30 seconds left to put the Warriors up 67-66.

Hendrix improves to 4-4 with the win while LC drops to 2-2.

Stanley scored seven consecutive points for Hendrix early in the first half, capped off with a thunderous dunk, as the Warriors led 9-6 five minutes into the game.

A quick 9-0 LC run gave the Wildcats the 12-9 edge and LC led the rest of the half.

The Wildcats led by as many as 16 points but only held a 12-point lead at the intermission.

Stanley and Rod Cummings II scored the first six points of the second half as Hendrix quickly only trailed by six, 45-39, with 16:28 to go.

A mid-range jumper near the key by Cummings II with 5:30 left in regulation gave Hendrix the first lead since early in the first half, 60-59.

After LC took the lead back, Sean Coman connected on one of his five 3-pointers with 2:53 left to give Hendrix the one-point edge 65-64.

The Wildcats drained two free throws with 52 seconds to go before the Warriors forced a turnover and Stanley scored in the paint with 30 seconds to go to put Hendrix up one, 67-66.

The Wildcats missed two 3-pointers and a mid-range in the wandering seconds as Hendrix held on for the improbable win — the first win over LC since Nov. 25, 1980.

Stanley and Cummings II both carved up 16-point performances, while the 16 points is a new career-best for Cummings II, doubling up his previous high.

Coman finished with 19 points on 7 of 14 shooting from the floor including 5 for 11 from deep — the five made 3-point attempts is a new career-best.

Jacob Link added three points and a team-best seven rebounds, while Jack Eaton and Alex Conrad combined for 11 points and eight rebounds.

Ironically enough, Hendrix's holds its opponent to 66 points for the second time in as many days.

With the win, Hendrix gets back to .500 for the first time since Nov. 16

Hendrix travels to Fort Smith to battle Division II Arkansas-Fort Smith in the final exhibition contest of the season. The game is set to begin at 7:30 pm.

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In search of its first win in 12 days, Hendrix battled (RV) Austin College on Sunday for the second time in eight days in the final day of the 2019 Millsaps Classic.

The Warriors only found themselves down by six points to a team obtaining national votes in the Top 25 poll but the Roos outscored Hendrix 15-9 in the final period for the 68-56 win over Hendrix.

One day after recording a career-high 13 points against Louisiana College, Ali Isbell registered 12 points and eight boards in 30 minutes.

With the loss, Hendrix drops to 2-5, while AC improves to 5-0

Caroline Wendt made the first field goal for Hendrix, giving the Warriors the 2-1 lead a minute into the game.

Kessie Jenkins went on to score four of her eight points in the opening 10 minutes of play as the Warriors trailed 15-13 at the end of the first quarter.

A jumper by Wendt early in the second period tied the game up at 15 before a 13-0 Roos run gave AC the 28-15 advantage midway through the period.

After trailing 34-26 after three periods, Wendt once again scored at the beginning of the third period.

An 8-0 run, highlighted by back-to-back 3-pointers by Isbell and Cassidy Salyer brought Hendrix within one, 37-36 with 6:41 to go in the third period.

A three by Wendt with 2:33 left in the third period brought Hendrix within four, 46-42 but Hendrix trailed 53-47 with 10 minutes left to play.

AC led by double-digits for the final 5:59 as the Roos carved up the 68-56 win.

Wendt shot 5 for 11 on the day and recorded 11 points, while Jenkins pulled down six rebounds before fouling out.

Rachel Woppman recorded four points and seven boards before fouling out in 15 minutes.

Zoe Mojaver and Cassidy Salyer both hit two trifectas and finished with six points, while also recording two assists each.

Hendrix shot 16 for 61 (26.2%) from the floor and 6 for 27 (22.2%) from beyond the arc against AC.

The Warriors also shot 18 for 23 (78.3%) at the charity stripe.

Hendrix's tenacious defense allowed four Roos to shoot a combined 0 for 13 in a combined 53 minutes Sunday.

Hendrix travels to St. Louis, Missouri, to take part in the Washington University-St. Louis Tournament.

The Warriors battle Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at 5 p.m. Friday at in the event.

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