CONWAY, Ark. (Feb. 16, 2013) – A late three-pointer in overtime by freshman Leo Born, lifted the Sewanee men's basketball team past SAA foe Hendrix, 73-69, Sunday inside the Grove Gymnasium.
With both teams tied 63-63 at the end of regulation, the Warriors quickly took the lead in the extra frame after back-to-back jumpers.
The Tigers then took their first lead in overtime when Carter hit the front end of a pair of free throws with 1:44 to play.
On the ensuing possession Hendrix retook the lead, when Jaren Riley made two free throws to give the Warriors a one-point advantage, 69-68.
After a turnover by the Tigers, Hendrix had a chance to put the game away. Fortunately, Born grabbed a key defensive rebound off a missed jumper by Riley.
On the next play junior guard Valentino Bryant found Born outside the three-point line, which set up the game-winning shot.
Hendrix had one last attempt to tie the game, however Born grabbed another defensive board and then hit both ensuing free throws.
Overall, Sewanee made 42.4 percent of its shots while scoring the third most points in one of their conference games this season.
Individually, Born finished with a career-high 14 points and eight rebounds. Additionally, Carter pitched in 11 points while Bryant added 10.
Riley led Hendrix with a game-high 23 points.
The Tigers will now take on Oglethorpe during first-round action of the upcoming SAA Men's Basketball Tournament next weekend.
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