Better Late Than Ever

Donovan Lee, Co-Sports Editor

The Reddies (17-7, 12-6 GAC) walked across the road into the eye of the Ouachita Tigers for a hardwood face off in the Ravine. The first time around, Henderson defended the Duke Wells Gym as they handed Ouachita a 29-point loss on Jan. 16.

 

During the early minutes of the game, both squads showed signs of absent-minded play as the turnovers piled up on both sides of the ball. Although playing short-handed, OBU remained in the game through the first half, being down by only 7 at the intermission.

 

A tale of the tape would prove accurate in the second half as Henderson’s starters in senior guards Pink Jones and Hailey Estes, along with juniors Lani Snowden, Guard and post player Karrington Whaley, Forward. All four players would score in double digits, Jones leading with 20, while Whaley would bring down a career-high 15 boards.

 

The Reddies rallied in the second half to break away from Ouachita, shooting 62 percent in the fourth quarter. To add insult to injury, Ouachita started the game with only seven players, but foul trouble would dig them a hole that would not be overcome. They would finish the game playing only five players.

 

The odds would deem to be insurmountable as HSU would perform their own broom trick by sweeping the Tigers for the season with a 90-67 victory.

 

The ladies’ final home game will be on Feb. 22 as Senior night will take place at Duke-Wells against NWOSU at 1 pm.