LAS VEGAS -- Hardin-Simmons'
men's basketball received 38 points from senior guard Matt Addison and
the Cowboys pulled away late from Hanover en route to an
83-74 win at the D3hoops.com Classic at the South Point Resort in Las
who was playing through an illness and only played 28 minutes, took
over for the Cowboys. HSU trailed 52-47 with 14:06 to play but Addison
3-pointers to give HSU a 53-52 lead with 13:16 to play. Hanover scored
to retake the lead, the 18th lead change of the game. Terrance Booker countered with a 3-pointer and HSU took the lead for good at the 11:25 mark and the
Cowboys never trailed again.
the first half, the teams battled back and forth throughout and no one
led by no more than four points until late in the half. Hanover used a
10-4 run to take a
44-36 lead at halftime.
came out of the locker room and scored the first five points of the
second half to get back within three points. The game had 19 lead
changes and five ties.
Cowboys hit 16-of-17 free throws on the day including a 9-for-9
performance by Addison. Hanover was 15-for-16 at the line and both teams
made nine 3-pointers.
Addison had five 3-pointers in the game and was 12-for-18 from the
Nelson, who was also battling an illness, had 16 points and eight
rebounds for the Cowboys. Drake Hendricks had 15 off the bench for
Hanover and Mike Case and
Tim Bass each had 14 points.
Cowboys are now 9-1 on the year and will return to ASC play on Thursday
at Louisiana College. Hanover fell to 7-3 on the year.