MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2013
The men’s golf team will be playing in the Texoma Chevy Dealers Crawford/Wade Invitational on Monday, Feb. 25 and Tuesday, Feb 26. The match will be in Pottsboro, Texas. This week there will be a table in the Garrison Street for National Eating Disorder Awareness. If you or a friend has an eating disorder, stop by the Garrison for some information between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. The table will be available Feb. 26 through Feb. 28. The women’s tennis team will be playing against Harding on Tuesday, Feb. 26. The game will begin at 1 p.m. It is a home match and will be played down the hill on Henderson’s tennis courts. SAB will be holding tryouts for Henderson Idol starting on Tuesday, Feb. 26, and Wednesday, Feb. 27, starting at 7 p.m. Auditions will last until 10 p.m. in the Wilson Room in the Garrison Center. There will be a movie playing in the Garrison Lecture Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. The movie that will be playing this week is “Red Dawn.” Community classes will continue this Thursday, Feb. 28. This week’s topic is 2012 Nobel Prize winners. The class will begin at 4 p.m. in room 127 of the Reynolds Science Center. The basketball Battle Of the Ravine will be this Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Wells. The ladies’ game will start at 5:30 that evening, and the men’s game will start at 7:30, immediately after the women’s game is finished. In case you miss the showing of “Red Dawn” on Wednesday, there is another show on Friday, March 1. If you are on campus, come out to the Garrison Lecture Hall to see the show. On Friday, March 1, the baseball team will go up against University of Arkansas-Monticello. The game will start at 2 p.m. at Clyde Berry. The next day, the boys will play a doubleheader against Monticello starting at noon. The softball team will also play on Friday, March 1. The girls will be playing a doubleheader against Arkansas Tech University at 2 p.m. in Russellville. They will continue their stay at Arkansas Tech on Saturday, playing another double header starting at noon.
The ACTM Regional Math Contest will be Saturday, March 2. The contest will begin at 9:30 a.m. and last until 1 p.m. in Evans hall.
HENDERSON STATE UNIVERSITY
VOLUME 15, ISSUE 20
However, once the school provides training, they become the liability of the school. “Once you provide training, you are somewhat responsible for their actions,” Campbell said. Campbell believes that handling firearms is something that is better left to people that are trained to safely use them, as safety is the top priority of the Henderson Campus Police. “I’m not anti-gun,” Campbell said. “A university is the place to come for an education, not the Wild West.” The students of Henderson appear to be split on whether or not the bill is a good idea. Some students believe the bill could cut down on crime around campus, as well as help to deter any student that might possibly be thinking about a campus shooting. Others feel that having more firearms is not the answer. Cinthia Graham, a senior music major, is not too thrilled about the bill.
be held liable,” Espinoza said. “If they have gone through all the training, then they know not to leave the gun laying around where students might get to it.” In addition to mandatory extensive school training, Espinoza would like to see mandatory psychology exams for all professors who are thinking about carrying a concealed weapon, and additional exams every two or so months afterwards. The bill has sparked a split in the student body when it comes to safety over protection. “The signs say that this is a drug-free and a gun-free campus,” Campbell said. “What message are we sending to students if we allow the faculty to carry weapons on campus?” The government is continuing to sort through the pros and cons of both sides. A final decision will be made within the week by the state, but even if it passes, Henderson still has the choice of whether or not to participate.
Campus voices speak out about guns Stephanie Hartman News Editor
After the Sandy Hook shooting, the federal government has decided to tighten up on gun control in an attempt to make schools and other public settings safer. The Arkansas House of Representatives is following that example, but in a different way. Instead of limiting the number of guns, House Bill 1243 could increase them. This bill, if passed, will grant each university in the state of Arkansas the right to choose whether they will allow the faculty and staff to carry concealed weapons. Originally, the bill didn’t have the option for universities to opt out of participating. However, it was amended to give the university the chance to discuss each year if they want to participate in the rights of the bill. The feedback from Henderson has proven to be split on the issue. Johnny Campbell, chief of campus police, believes that faculty and staff carrying concealed weapons is a major safety distraction. The members of the campus police go through hours of intensive training to be able to carry and handle the weapons correctly. The faculty members that choose to have a concealed weapon do not have the same kind of training as a member of campus police unless it is provided as a mandatory training class by choice of the school. One concern of Campbell’s if the bill is passed is who is responsible if there is an accident. As it stands, if a school gives a faculty member the choice of whether to carry a weapon or not, the final decision is that of the faculty member.
“Oh, I think that would be a horrible idea,“ Graham said. “I would be uncomfortable having a gun in the classroom.” Student comfort when having weapons in a classroom could pose an issue for not only current students, but also for future Reddies. Many people who are unsupportive of weapons may decide to choose another university if this bill is adopted to Henderson. Chris Espinoza-Madrid, a senior business major, is in favor of the bill. “I think to increase the safety of the campus, the bill would be a good idea,” Espinoza said. “If somebody was planning a shooting here at Henderson, but they knew that they just recently passed the bill, I think that would make them hesitate.” Espinoza also believes that allowing the universities to train their faculty would make easing the bill onto campus a little easier. “I think that the person would
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THE ROOF IS ON FIRE
On Thursday, Feb. 21, lightning struck the First Presbyterian church on 13th and Pine. The strike started a fire on the roof that was responded to by firefighters quickly. The fire was quickly put out.--
Senior show features diverse art media Randy Perr y-Johnson Staff Writer “Limestone Molasses is the association of two extremes,” Alexander Bridges, senior fine arts major, said. “It’s about something concrete and something fluid set against each other to make something artistically pleasing.” Last Tuesday, the second floor of the Huie Library filled with family members, friends and colleagues of Alexander Bridges to view his exhibition, called “Limestone Molasses.” The art seemed well received in the eyes of those who saw it firsthand. The style of the art was the main focus for those who attended. “Outstanding creativity,” Jerri Ann Sanders, Alexander’s fourth grade teacher, said. “More than outside the box.” The exhibition contains three prints, nine paintings and a statue. The prints are all black, and the paintings are black with sudden bursts of color. The
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Alexander Bridges features a statue along with his paintings and prints in his senior show. paintings with colors contain images of houses, boys and girls, while the paintings in all black are images based on animals. The paintings came in threes. The series are “Sick House,” “Illucinating Girl” and “Illucinating Boy.” The prints are entitled “Illophant,” “Decaynine,”
and “Goo.” The statue was named “Grunge Kami.” Even though the paintings had more than one version, each version was different from the last and had expressed something different. “The artwork reminds me of Tim Burton,” Kayla Beard, freshman graphic design ma-
jor, said. Beard’s view of the exhibition was shared by many of the students who flooded the second floor of Huie Library. “A lot of the style bridges from children’s books, 70s influence and comic book art,” Bridges said. The art enthusiasts picked up the abstract feel given off by the works of art. “It felt as if I was on a constant acid trip,” Quincy Jones, junior art education major, said. Not only was the audience amazed by the whole product, they also took the time to admire the hard work Bridges put into every detail in each print and painting. The backgrounds of the paintings include very small and intricate details. Many were proud of Bridges’ hard work and dedication, and said that he is what all art students should strive to be. Bridges is currently looking into graduate school, though nothing is definite yet. He wants to become an art professor.
FEBRUARY 25, 2013
‘Dark Skies’ not quite creepy enough JD Roberts Staff Writer The beginning of the year is always a slow time for new movies. January and February are plagued with films that people will forget in a matter of weeks and more than likely end up in the five-dollar bin at Wal-Mart. The newest science fiction thriller, “Dark Skies,” is just another example of a movie that could have been really good but fell victim to the curse of the winter months. “Dark Skies” follows the Barret family as they struggle to be happy and make ends meet. This becomes harder as late night intruders and strange occurrences begin putting stress on everyone in the house. Things begin escalating as Sam, the youngest Barret child, admits that the mysterious intruders are visiting him late at night. This, on top of flocks of birds flying into their house and blacking out for long periods of time, scares Lacey, Sam’s mom, into doing a little research. What she finds confuses and terrifies her. It seems that aliens have come into their house and intend on abducting one of the family members.
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The family in ‘Dark Skies’ is gathered outside their home to fear the threat of alien intruders in this movie that doesn’t quite hold up. Lacey must convince her husband, Daniel, that their family is in danger and that aliens are real. Now, they must put aside logic and fight for their survival and the survival of their family. Overall, “Dark Skies” wasn’t a terrible movie. At times it was pretty suspenseful and had some great
jolting moments. When the tension was building, it was almost too much to handle because you really don’t know what was going to happen. On a good note, it wasn’t too predictable and had a few tricks up its sleeve. Another great thing about “Dark Skies” is that it doesn’t
overuse the aliens. The audience never really sees them, and that keeps the suspense up. Other than that, there really isn’t anything else that separates this movie from every other alien abduction movie. The writing is nothing special and really puts the actors in a box, forcing good actors to per-
form mediocrely. The worst part of the movie is definitely the pacing. Throughout the movie the tension builds and builds but is suddenly interrupted by some random, unimportant plot point. This sends the movie to a jolting stop and takes the audience out of the real story. What makes all of this worse is that Blumhouse Productions was behind all of this. This is the company that brought audiences the first three “Paranormal Activities,” “Sinister” and “Insidious.” It is incredibly disappointing that “Dark Skies” doesn’t live up to the company’s previous movies, and what makes it worse is that it could have been. The movie tries too hard to be like “Signs” but ultimately falls short. Instead of trying to copy its success, they should have just tried to be fresh and entertaining. Luckily, February is coming to an end, and soon moviegoers will get the movies they want and deserve. As for “Dark Skies,” it seems that it will forever be the great alien movie that never was. There is no silver lining for “Dark Skies.”
Recital showcases Henderson composer Neal Stewart Staff Writer On the night of Feb. 19, students and faculty of Henderson gathered in the Russell Fine Arts Center to hear the compositions of Sergei Rachmaninoff, Camille Saint-Saëns, Katherine Hoover and Henderson’s own professor of music, Dr. Phillip Schroeder, performed by Scott Pool, bassoonist, and Tina Gorter, pianist. “It seems like most of the people here are very excited to see the artists perform, and for the opportunity to witness their professor’s composition debut,” Dustin Barnes, a student in the audience, said. The room fell silent as the recital hall doors were pulled shut. The silence was soon replaced with applause as Pool and Gorter took their places on stage. Both performers reported to their stations with their respective instruments, and the recital was ready to begin. The recital began with Pool and Gorter performing Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Vocalise Op. 34, No. 14.” The piece conveyed a sense of optimistic longing with a farreaching melody, supported by a light and hopeful undertone. The piece began with the bassoon taking up the melody while the piano played the supporting role. Throughout the piece, the two would trade roles, allowing both instruments to, in turn, speak to the audience. The second composition could be considered personal to all Reddies due to the fact Henderson State University Department of Music faculty member, Dr. Phillip Schroeder, composed it. The piece was named “Three Portraits” and consisted of three movements: “The Trees Reach,” “Veiled Mountains” and “Bloom.” After the performance there was a short intermission during which audience members approached Dr. Schroeder to congratulate him on his work. Dr. Schroeder has been teaching at Henderson for 12 years, and has been composing music for 37. His years of musical experience have allowed him to develop a creative process while composing a piece. “[Before I begin] I will have a sound impression of what
mood or character the piece will have,” said Dr. Schroeder. During the second half of the recital, Pool and Gorter performed another of Rachmaninoff’s pieces, “Do Not Sing, My Beauty,” and SaintSaëns’ “Mon Coeur s’ouvre à at voix” from “Samson et Dalila.” Before the last performance, Pool gave a short background on Katherine Hoover’s piece, “Journey.” “The first movement gives us a motive, which is held throughout the piece as a threenote descending pattern,” Pool said. “As the piece goes on, the variations of the motive subtly change between movements.” At the end of the final performance, Pool and Gorter received a standing ovation from the energetic crowd. Both then came to the front of the stage, locked hands, gave their final bows and retreated out of the auditorium. Gorter currently works as a collaborative pianist at Western Michigan University and is an instructor of accompaniment. As the only musician in her family, she believed she did not have the discipline to become a musician. Gorter had doubts about playing the piano professionally. However, after a long hiatus from music, she found herself playing the piano again in college. “It chose me,” Gorter said. Gorter works with many music majors and aspiring artists, helping them to perfect their skills. “Stay the course,” Gorter said. “Keep practicing. No matter what, you will always have music.” Serving as assistant professor of bassoon at the University of Texas Arlington, Pool is actively involved with upcoming artists. He has also traveled around the world performing with the Orfeo International Music Festival and the Schlern International Music Festival in Italy. He has given bassoon performances in concerts and recitals in South America and Europe. “You have the opportunity to experience music through different cultures,” Pool said. “You can take from them and reflect it in your own art.” Pool’s latest CD recording can be heard on “Vocalise,” which was released by Mark Records.
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A poetic look at race relations came from Little Rock-based performer Tru Poet at the Foreign Tongues Poetry Slam held in the Garrison Lecture Hall.
FEBRUARY 25, 2013
Lady Reddies fall to Northwestern Okla. Zachar y Noga Staff Writer The Southwestern Oklahoma Bulldogs played their way into second place in the GAC and ran away with the win over the Lady Reddies Thursday night in Weatherford, Okla. The Reddies went on the road with five straight losses coming into Thursday night’s game against Southwestern Oklahoma. After the Bulldogs scored the first six points of the game, the Reddies went on a roll and held the lead for approximately 10 minutes before surrendering it to the Bulldogs at half. The Bulldogs dominated the second half of the game, and they won 76-70. The game opened with a 6-0 run by the Bulldogs, but at 18:10 left in the first half, Sheay Longstaff blocked Michelle Fisher of the Bulldogs, which started a comeback for the Reddies. The Reddies tied the game up 6-6 at 16:16 with a layup by Krystal Beachum. At 14:31 left in the first half, Destiny Smith made a layup in the paint to put the Reddies ahead of the Bulldogs10-9. Vanessa Pieper made a jumper at 9:02 to give the Reddies their biggest point differential of the game, leading the Bulldogs by eight. At 4:46, Mariah Oyler tied up the game 25-25 for the Bulldogs, who took the lead with a free throw by Taryn Sayama and a layup by Sara Oyler. The Reddies tied the game again 28-28 with a three-pointer by Aungelique Sledge with 2:56 left in the first. Two layups by Smith put the Reddies up 32-28 over the Bulldogs with less than two min-
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SHOOT FOR TWO Taylor Washington of the Lady Reddie basketball team shoots a field goal. The Lady Reddies fell to Southwestern Oklahoma Bulldogs with a final score of 76-70. utes left in the half. The Bulldogs didn’t roll over and wait to come back in the second half. With less than a minute on the clock Fisher nailed a threepointer and Mariah Oyler made both her free throws to put the Bulldogs ahead of the Reddies at half, 33-32. The Reddies were 11-28 from the field and 8-9 from the char-
ity stripe. The Bulldogs were 12-30 from the field, but were 6-16 from the free throw line in the first half of play. In the first five minutes of the second half the lead went back and forth six times, until the Bulldogs took the lead 4240 with a layup in the paint by Sarah Mendoza at 14:31.
The Reddies came to within three points twice with points made by Sledge with 10:54 and Smith with 10:01 left. The Bulldogs pulled ahead by five points, leading the Reddies 52-47 after a layup by Fisher with 9:38 on the clock. Sara Oyler added to the Bulldogs’ lead by making both of her free throws with 4:22 left
in the game, making the score 67-58. Sara Oyler then made the biggest point differential of the game for the Bulldogs. Oyler made a layup and a free throw after getting fouled by Longstaff. The Bulldogs led the Reddies by 12 with a score of 70-58 with less than four minutes in the game. The Reddies would come back with a three-pointer by Sledge, Jill Temples making a layup, and Destiny Smith making four free throws to make it a three-point game with less than two and a half minutes left. For the Bulldogs, Mendoza made a crucial layup to put Southwestern Oklahoma ahead of the Reddies by five. Then Beachum made one of her two free throws, and Smith made a layup to make the game a two-point difference with 1:10 left in the game. The Bulldogs put out the Reddies come back with a layup by Mendoza and two made free throws by Elizabeth Lay to end the game with a final score of 76-70. The Bulldogs made 6-10 shots from behind the threepoint line while the Reddies only made three out of their 11 three point shots. “I commend our girls for playing a top team on the road that close,” Kaci Bailey, Reddies coach, said. “The game was in our hands to win. We just couldn’t get the job finished.” The Lady Reddies are going to run with the positive effort they played in Thursday night’s loss and hope to make a great push into the GAC tournament. The next game for the Lady Reddies is this Thursday. The Lady Reddies go against Ouchita at 5:30 p.m. in the Duke Wells Center in Arkadelphia Ark.
Northwestern Okla. outshoots Reddies Sarah Williams Staff Writer Although the Reddies had a four point lead with 7:58 left in the game after a three-pointer by junior Melvin Haynes, Northwestern Oklahoma held them to only one more field goal for the rest of the game on Saturday. The Reddies, 7-11 in the GAC, fell to the 11-6 Rangers in Ranger territory with a final score of 81-64. Andrew Ensley, senior forward, finished with 22 points and eight rebounds for the night. With only two players scoring double digits, the Reddies were hurt in the second half. Henderson shot 34 percent from the field compared to Northwestern’s 48. Ensley’s career high was 29 points earlier in the season and was almost met again. “A lot of calls weren’t going our way and we weren’t making our shots,” Ensley said. Henderson led in points in the paint, second chance points and free throw percentage. However, it didn’t outweigh Northwestern’s field goals and three-point count. Henderson was hoping for a win that would lead them into the upcoming Battle Of the Ravine against Ouachita, but
aren’t totally defeated since Northwestern is leading the GAC. “I think this game will boost us into the game against OBU because Northwestern is one of the best teams in the conference,” Ensley said. “They’re in the race for the championship.” The Ranger’s intense defense made offensive struggle the case for Matt Nicholson, senior center, and Cory Henshall, junior forward, who had three and six points. However, Nicholson had seven total rebounds and Henshall had eight. With one of the highest three-point percentages for the Reddies, Haynes only sunk five points for the night. He averages 12.5 points per game and had a season high of 23 points earlier in the year. Joe McCoy, senior guard, ran the point position and followed Ensley with 13 points, making six out of 13 field goals and had an impacting steal with 3:26 left. “It was a tough game, and if we would do the little things, we would have been successful,” McCoy said. Subbing in for the Reddies six times, Taylor Smith, sophomore forward, used his 13 playing minutes to rack five points. “We need to find out ways to play more as a team down the stretch,” Smith said. “We need to figure out how to
execute tough plays and know the scouting report for the other team.” In the last minute of the game, Haynes, McCoy and senior Denzel Lyles all attempted to make a three-pointer, but did not succeed.
“If we really pay attention to the scouting report on the other team, we can better lock down on defense,” Smith said. Henderson will next play the rivals across the street, Ouachita, on Thursday in the Southern Bancorp Battle Of the Ravine.
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SET UP TO SHOOT Matt Nicholson of the Reddies basketball team sets up to shoot the ball. The Reddies traveled to play Northwestern Oklahoma State on Saturday where they fell to the Rangers, 81-64.
FEBRUARY 25, 2013
Reddies fall to Tech in GAC home opener Shaun Mauldin Staff Writer The Reddies played host to Arkansas Tech where they fell 9-3 in 9 innings in a non-conference game last Tuesday. Ethan Jones made his first appearance in almost two years pitching for the Reddies. Jones threw several first pitch fastballs that Arkansas Tech took advantage of that led to five earned runs in three innings pitched. Coach Cody Hooten would not place sole blame on the pitching staff for the loss. “We just didn’t show up ready to play,” Hooten said. The leadoff man for Arkansas Tech got things going in the first inning with a single to center field. The next batter, Josh Johnson, hit a single down the left field line. He advanced to second base on the throw. Cole Fergus of Tech singled to center field, scoring both runners to set the score up 2-0 Tech. The bottom of the first inning saw the Reddies only able to get one runner on. Tadarius Hawkins hit a single as he advanced to second on a throwing error. Carlos Rodriguez grounded out as he advanced Hawkins to third. Michael Corso struck out to end the inning, leaving a runner stranded in scoring position. The second inning for Tech began much like the first. Zac Johnson doubled, Drew Stanton singled, advancing to second on the throw, and the following batter fouled out. This set the stage for one of the plays of the game for the Reddies. Carlos Rodriguez handled a ground ball at third base and instinctively threw it home, leaving a play at the plate. The runner was out as Rodriguez saved a run by Tech. Josh Johnson grounded out to third to end the threat, leaving the score 2-0 Arkansas Tech. The Reddies were able to get on the board after a double by
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HOME OPENER Reddie’s baseball team makes a double play in the game against Arkansas Tech. The Reddies fell 9-3 in their first GAC home game last Tuesday. Dustin Hudson followed by an RBI double by Austin Coble. Will Powell sacrificed himself out to advance Coble to third, but that was all the Reddies could muster to end the second inning. Arkansas Tech was able to answer in the top of the third inning where a single started things off. After a fly out to left field, Jonathan Finnegan hit a triple off the wall, bringing in a run. A strikeout later and Finnegan scored on a single by Zac Johnson. Drew Stanton flied out to end the inning, leaving the score 4-1 in favor of Tech. Henderson was only able to get one hit in the bottom of the third inning by Carlos Rodriguez. He was left on base after a strike out, ended the inning for the Reddies. The fourth inning opened up for Tech the same way it has for most of the game. Boone Weiss doubled to center field, and this spelled the end of the game for starting pitcher Ethan Jones. Peyton Stover entered the game and suffered the same
fate as Jones. A groundout and a sacrifice fly later, Tech put another one on the board, making the score 5-1. The Reddies struggled at the plate again with three consecutive outs in the bottom of the fourth. As the fifth inning began, Arkansas Tech exploded for three runs on three hits after an error by Mitch Frey kept the inning going. Jonathan Finnegan hit a tworun job over the center field fence. A single and a walk later, and Zac Johnson scored the third run of the inning, pushing the score to 8-1, going to the bottom of the fifth. After a strikeout in the bottom of the fifth, Frey made up for his error by taking a walk and then stealing second base. With a runner on second and two outs, Tadarius Hawkins strikes again with a double down the left field line scoring Frey making the score 8-2. This was all the offense the Reddies would exalt this inning. Scott Shimp came in to pitch for Stover in the sixth inning. He pitched three consecutive
outs giving the Reddies much needed life. However, the Reddies couldn’t get going in the bottom of the sixth as the Reddies go 1-2-3. Arkansas Tech was able to get their final run of the game in the top of the seventh inning off of Travis Davenport, replacing Scott Shimp. Jonathan Finnegan scored the final run. Davenport was hit by a pitch earlier in the inning. A sacrifice fly by Zac Johnson brought him home. The bottom of the seventh saw the Reddies unable to get a hit as they went 1-2-3. Matt Turner came in to pitch for Davenport in the eighth inning as he only gave up one hit, keeping Tech off the boards. The Reddies came back in the bottom of the eighth, going 1-2-3 again. The ninth inning brought Tyler O’Bryant to pitch for Matt Turner. He only gave up one hit as Zach Eggering grounded into a double play. Momentum on their side, the Reddies were able to add another run at the bottom of the ninth.
The game ended in a 9-3 victory for Arkansas Tech. The wind carried the ball better, according to coach Hooten. The Reddies took many swings at bad pitches and couldn’t seem to connect. “Henderson State struggled to get their bats going,” Justin Rook, business administration graduate student, said. “They still fought to the last inning. It is still early on in the season, and the team has a lot of work to do.” The Reddies expect to make the regional tournament this season, making history in the process. No Reddie baseball team has ever made it to the NCAA tournament as a part of Division 2. “We weren’t playing Reddie baseball,” Carlos Rodriguez, sophomore third baseman, said. “We didn’t play to our strengths.” The Reddies travel to Arkansas Tech later on in the season and will have another chance to prove they can beat them. “I expect us to sweep them next time,” Rodriguez said. “I expect nothing less.”
Men save lead to beat Southwest Okla. Michael Day Staff Writer
Andrew Ensley provided 12 points and snatched nine rebounds. Rod Camphor, guard, led SWOS with 14 points and also contributed to the boards, grabbing six rebounds. Henderson shot 40 percent from the field, a little above 38 percent from behind-the-arc and a decent 75 percent shooting from the free-throw line. Southwest Oklahoma State shot very poorly from the field, shooting right under 33 percent, and shooting only a little above 13 percent from the three point line. However,
the team shot average from the free-throw line, converting 16 shots on 21 attempts. Both teams were desperate for a victory. With a pair of free throws from Camphor and a made lay-up from forward Dominick Cornelius, SWOS put the first five points on the scoreboard within the first minute of the game. After a few bad possessions and unsuccessful attempted shots, Henderson was able to put some points on the board. Melvin Haynes, guard, converted a three-pointer to trim SWOS’s lead 4-3.
Marin Zelalija, guard, provided the next four points for the game and his team, pushing The Henderson Reddies 12Southwest Oklahoma State’s 11 (7-10 Great American Conlead back to five. ference) traveled to visit SouthPeri James, guard, contribwest Oklahoma State 9-15 (8-10 uted coming off the bench for GAC) on Feb. 21, escaping with Henderson. He made his first a win, 59-55, and clenching attempted three of the game a birth in the GAC Tournaafter an offensive rebound from ment. center Matt Nicholson. This game comes after HenHenderson tied the ball game derson lost a critical game up 8-8 with 14:06 left to go in against Arkansas Tech, shaking the first half after Ensley threw up the standings in the GAC. down a dunk. SWOS would reHenderson guard Denzel take the lead after Kenyan BorLyles led all scorers with 17 ders made one of two from the points while fellow teammate free-throw line. With 12:03 left to go in the half, Henderson captured their first lead of the game with an offensive rebound and a put back lay-up from Nicholson. The Reddies pushed the lead 12-9 after James successfully knocked both shots down at the charity stripe. The Bulldogs would tie the ball game up with 9:54 left in the first after Camphor made a lay-up with contact and converted a free throw. Zelalija gave SWOS the lead again after teammate Camphor stole the ball and dished it to Zelalija to convert a threepointer off of a fast break. Haynes and Ensley contributed the next four points for Henderson to give their team a 16-15 advantage over the BullPhoto by Ryan Klare dogs. On SWOS’s next possesHSU TAKES WIN Melvin Haynes of the Reddies men’s basketball team sion, Michael Bradley, center, converted a tip-in to give the looks back at a teammate as they play against Southwest Oklahoma State. Bulldogs a one-point lead.
At the 6:59 mark, the Reddies went on a run. Henderson scored 8 unanswered points and finished the half on a 10-3 run to take a 26-20 lead at the end of the first half. Both teams struggled from the field in the first half. Reddies shot only 32 percent from total field goal and three of eight from the three-point range. The Bulldogs shot only 25 percent from the field and only hit one three-pointer on nine attempts. Both Henderson and SWOS shot fairly well from the free throw line. The Reddies missed only one shot on six attempts while the Bulldogs went 7-9 from the charity stripe. In the second half, Henderson stayed in control of the game, as they never trailed in the half. They led by as many as 11 as they capitalized on SWOS’s shooting woes. The Bulldogs managed to make a late rally, but Henderson’s lead was too much to overcome. Both teams improved shooting in the second half, but for SWOS there was still a struggle from the field, shooting under 38 percent while Henderson shot 52 percent in the half. The Reddies will face rivals Ouachita Baptist this Thursday at the Duke Wells gymnasium Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m. Additional reporting by Troy Mitchell