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Tigers fall in overtime at Hendrix

Tigers fall in overtime at Hendrix

December 2, 2005


December 2, 2005, Conway, Ark. - In a game that featured 12 ties and 20 lead changes, host Hendrix gained a lead early in overtime and held on for a 92-85 victory over DePauw in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference opener for both schools. DePauw dropped to 2-4 with the loss, while the Warriors improved to 4-1.

The Tigers led by as many as five in the first half before Hendrix outscored DePauw 19-6 over the final eight minutes of the half on the way to a 34-26 halftime advantage. DePauw led by four at 65-61 on Mike Moore's three-pointer with 6:27 left in regulation, but Hendrix went on an 8-1 run over the next four minutes to take a 69-66 advantage.

Stephen Schott's three-point play with 45 seconds left in the second half gave DePauw a 75-73 lead before Michael Bennett knocked down a pair of free throws with 28 seconds remaining to tie the game, 75-75. The Tigers played for the final shot of regulation, but Schott's jumper was off the mark forcing the extra session.

The teams exchanged baskets to open the overtime before the Warriors scored the next five to take the lead for good. The Tigers closed to within one at 82-81 on Brian Oilar's three-pointer with 2:28 left, but Andrew King's layup and Bennett's tip-in pushed the lead back to five. Oilar nailed a pair of free throws with 29 seconds left to cut the deficit to 88-85, but Bennett hit four free throws down the stretch to seal the win.

Schott led all scorers with a career-high 27, while Moore added 11 and Oilar followed with a double-double of 10 points and 11 boards. Schott added nine rebounds and Moore dished out six assists.

Bennett paced Hendrix with 26 points with King adding 19 and Matt Secrease 18. King grabbed a team-high seven rebounds and Justin Jaramillo totaled seven assists.

The Tigers shot 45.7 percent for the game including 60 percent in the second half, but just 30 percent in the overtime. Hendrix connected on 47.9 percent from the floor including 6-of-9 in the overtime. DePauw held a 48-36 advantage on the boards, but committed 17 turnovers to the Warriors' six.

DePauw travels to Rhodes on Sunday, while Hendrix hosts Rose-Hulman.