Saturday, February 26, 2011

Forty Bench Points Lifts Hendrix in First SCAC Tournament Final

Led by junior guard Anna Roane's 17 points, the Warriors bench outscored Southwestern's bench 40-11 to send Hendrix to their first ever SCAC Title game with a 77-67 victory from the Hanger Dome.

Hendrix, who had been 0-3 in semifinal games previously, hit 18-of-21 free throws in the second half including 14-of-16 in the final six minutes as the Warriors advance to the school's first ever title game.

Hendrix had five players score in double figures led by Anna Roane who had two assists to go along with 17 points on 5-for-9 shooting from the field. The Warriors crashed the boards as well out rebounding Southwestern 42-35 including 14-8 on the offensive end.

Southwestern had three players in double figures led by Anna Fareed with 17 points, two assists and two steals. Senior Shae Seagraves chipped in with 12 rebounds and seven points in her final game for the Pirates. With the loss, Southwestern closes out the year with a record of 17-10.

Hendrix improves to 17-10 on the year with the win and will play for a birth to the NCAA Division III National Tournament tomorrow in the SCAC Championship game. The Warriors will face the winner of today's second SCAC semifinal game between Trinity and DePauw tomorrow at 12:00 PM CST from the Hanger Dome on the Campus of Millsaps College.

After the game SCAC Director of Communications Russell Kramer caught up with both head coaches along with junior guard Anna Roane of Hendrix.

To listen to head coach Kerri Brinkoeter of Southwestern, click here.

To listen to junior guard Anna Roane of Hendrix, click here.

To listen to to Hendrix head coach Emily Cummins, click here.

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