ARKADELPHIA, Ark. – Junior guard Bailey St. Clair scored a career-high 29 points as the Harding women's basketball team defeated Henderson State 68-67 Thursday night in Gulf South Conference play at the Duke Wells Center in Arkadelphia, Ark. The win moves the Lady Bisons to 11-9 on the season and 4-4 in GSC play.
St. Clair went 8-of-12 from the field and 11-of-12 from the free-throw line. She also moved into second place in steals in a single season (61) with two steals on the night.
Harding trialed the entire second half, but battled back and took the lead on two Stacey Owens free throws with 48 seconds remaining. Danyelle Harris hit a three-pointer for Henderson State (13-10, 4-4 GSC) with two seconds left that would have tied the game 67-67 but five seconds earlier sophomore Sierra Rollins hit 1-of-2 free throws to seal the win for the Lady Bisons.
Sophomore Kallie Bartee also had a career-high night with 14 points, hitting two three-pointers and went 4-of-5 from the free-throw line. Rollins also ended in double-figures with 10 points and grabbed a game-high eight rebounds.
Harris led Henderson State on the night scoring 22 points, hitting 8-of-11 from the field. Jazmine Ellis scored 10 points for the Lady Reddies.
Henderson State outshot the Lady Bisons, shooting 42.1 percent from the field to Harding's 36.7 percent.
The Lady Bisons shot 80.1 percent from the free-throw line, hitting 25-of-31 on the night.
Both teams had 20 turnovers on the night, but Harding scored 24 points to the Lady Reddies 17 points.
Harding will be back in action next Thursday as they host Southern Arkansas in Gulf South Conference action at 5:30 p.m., in the Rhodes Field House.