A-State Men’s Basketball Defeats Henderson State, 84-64, in Exhibition
JONESBORO, AR (ASU) – Junior guard Cameron Golden's game-high 22 points led four Arkansas State University men's basketball players in double-figure scoring as the Red Wolves defeated in-state foe Henderson State 84-64 this Wednesday (Nov. 5) night in exhibition play at the Convocation Center in Jonesboro, Ark.
Golden, who also grabbed 10 rebounds in the game to register a double-double, drained seven three-point field goals. Sophomore forward Anthony Livingston also turned in a double-double with 17 points and game-high 11 rebounds in his A-State debut. Redshirt sophomore guard PJ Hardwick contributed 15 points along with nine boards and junior forward Ronnie White provided 11 points off the bench before fouling out. Henderson State was led by forward Micah Walker's 20 points and forward Kelvin Dixon netted 14 points.
“This was a good game for us to play,” said A-State head coach John Brady. “Overall I felt well about we did on the floor tonight. I thought our team had its moments when we played really well but at times there were some lapses. This is something for us to build upon.”
Arkansas State never trailed in the game as the Red Wolves bumped their lead to double digits at the 13:33 mark on a three-pointer by redshirt junior guard Sean Gardner and went on to a 47-32 half time advantage. Henderson State came out in the second half on a 9-3 run to trim its deficit to nine points at 50-41 with 16:47 left in the contest. A-State was able to increase its lead back to double digits before the Reddies closed the gap to nine (60-51) at the 8:20 mark. A 17-3 scoring spurt by the Red Wolves over the next three-plus minutes gave the hosts a 24-point advantage at 77-53 following a Cameron Golden three-ball with 4:42 to be played as A-State extended its current exhibition win streak to 19 consecutive.
The Red Wolves finished the night shooting 46.8 percent (29-62) from the floor and were 50 percent (11-22) in three-point field goal efficiency. A-State connected on 68.2 percent (15-22) at the free throw stripe and held a 45-42 rebounding edge over the Reddies. Defensively, A-State limited HSU to 35.2 percent (25-71) in field goals and 16.7 percent (4-24) from beyond the three-point line.