DANVILLE, Ky. (HENDRIX) - The Hendrix College men's basketball team ended their 2012-13 campaign with a 71-59 loss to Birmingham-Southern College in the first round of the Southern Athletic Association Tournament on Friday night. The sixth-seeded Warriors end their year with an 8-18 overall record, while the #3 Panthers improve to 19-7 and advance to the semi-finals.
BSC led the entire first half and took a 29-23 lead into the break. They expanded the lead to as many as 16 in the second half. Hendrix would cut the deficit to seven on a Colton Primm tip-in that made the game 53-46 with 6:24 to play. The Panthers answered with a 7-0 run to take back control of the game.
For the contest, the Warriors shot 40 percent (25-of-62) from the field, 3-of-12 from three-point range and 6-of-7 at the free throw line. BSC shot 45.5 percent (25-of-55), 9-of-21 from outside and 12-of-20 at the stripe. The Panthers also held a 36-32 rebound advantage.
Hendrix senior Jaren Riley ended his career with 13 points. Primm had 12 points and 10 rebounds and sophomore forward Luke Vance scored 11 points and grabbed seven boards. Sophomore guard Andy Gram added eight points, five rebounds and two assists.
Along with Riley, the game was the final in the career of senior center Dayton Sheridan.
BSC was paced by Zac Richards' 22 points and 11 rebounds. Blaise White had 12 points and four assists and Kevin Kegarise also netted 12. Griffin Schamp came off the bench to score 11.