CONWAY, AR- After their 87-73 win over Central Baptist College, the Hornets will once again be in the AMC Conference Championship game on Monday night.
Nate Rigmaiden (JR/St. Louis, MO) led all scorers with 32 points while going 5-8 from behind the arc and 11-13 from the charity stripe. Deandre Clark (JR/Orange, VA) had a hot hand as well tonight, dropping 22 points while shooting 54% from the field.
Three Mustang players hit double-digits tonight; Victor Dukes led CBC with 26 points while TeShawn Sims and Ashford Golden chipped in 12 and 11 points, respectively.
Both teams kept it close in the first half; seven ties and nine lead changes took place with Central Baptist claiming a 31-29 lead going into the half.
The Hornets began to pull away mid-way through the second half.
Dwane Miner (SR/Gates County, NC) completed a three-point play with 12:14 on the clock to put HSSU up by 10. Rigmaiden would add to the lead with back-to-back field goals to extend their lead to 15.
HSSU kept their double-digit lead for the rest of the game and would seal the deal when Christian Wimbley (JR/St. Louis, MO) sank a free-throw with 24 seconds left to give the Hornets their 87-73 win.
Harris-Stowe ended the game shooting 49.2% from the field and 39.3% from behind the arc. They sank 18 free-throws and forced 22 CBC turnovers. HSSU's bench counted for 44 of the team's 87 points while the team dished out a combined 12 assists.
With the win, Harris-Stowe moves to 22-10 for the season. They will play in the AMC Conference Tournament Championship game for the second year in a row on Monday night against Williams Baptist College. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Emerson Performance Center.
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