Warriors rally in second half to down Blackburn

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Hendrix College men's basketball team erased a seven-point halftime deficit to defeat Blackburn College, 72-67, at the Rhodes College Thanksgiving Classic on Sunday.

 

The Warriors (2-3) shot 60 percent in the second half and were led by senior center Dayton Sherdian's career-high 18 points and 10 rebounds.




Trailing 35-28 at halftime, the Warriors started the second half on a 16-2 streak to take a 44-37 lead at the 15:08 mark. Hendrix expanded the lead to  13 points, but the Beavers fought back to cut the score to 68-65 with 39 seconds left on a Jeremy King basket. The Warriors remained in control by hitting four of their final six free throws over the final seconds.



 Hendrix shot 49 percent (24-of-49) and made 5-of-17 shots from 3-point territory. They also went 19-of-34 at the free-throw line. Blackburn shot 39 percent (25-of-64), went 6-of-14 from outside and 11-of-22 at the line. he teams were even at 35 rebounds each.



Along with Sheridan's career day, senior guard Jaren Riley hit three long-range shots on his way to 14 points. Junior forward Colton Primm had 11 points and six rebounds and sophomore guard Nathan McCubbin netted a career-best 10 points. Sophomore forward Luke Vance came off the bench to score eight points and pull down a career-high 10 boards and sophomore guard Andy Gram chipped in eight points.




Hendrix will return to Memphis on Wednesday when it opens Southern Athletic Association play with Rhodes.

 

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