Jamaal Calvin
Aaron Palmer
Jamaal Calvin knocked down six 3-pointers against Henderson State
75
Henderson State HSU 7-2
89
Southeast Missouri SEMO 5-10
Score By Periods
Team 1 2 F
Henderson State HSU 36 39 75
Southeast Missouri SEMO 46 43 89

Game Recap: Men's Basketball |

Redhawks Beat Henderson State, 89-75

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. Jamaal Calvin, Antonius Cleveland and Denzel Mahoney each scored 18 points to lead Southeast Missouri (5-10) to an 89-75 victory over Henderson State (7-2) Thursday at the Show Me Center.
 
SEMO led wire-to-wire en route to snapping a season-long seven-game losing streak in its final non-conference matchup.
 
"I was really pleased with our team tonight," said SEMO head coach Rick Ray. "Our shot selection was good as the game went on and we were aggressive attacking the paint and making plays."
 
Calvin knocked down his first five 3-pointers of the game to key a strong start for the Redhawks. Three of his makes helped open a 21-9 lead in the first 8:22.
 
HSU pulled to within seven on two occasions before Calvin's fifth 3-pointer put SEMO ahead by double figures again. The Redhawks went on to outscore the Reddies, 19-9, in the final 7:24 to take a 46-36 halftime lead.
 
SEMO shot 55.2 percent (16-of-29) from the field and knocked down seven
3-pointers in the first half. Calvin led all scorers with 15 points in the opening stanza.
 
The Redhawks defended well in the second half, holding HSU to 39.4 percent (13-of-33) from the field and just 15.4 percent (2-of-13) from long range.
 
A jumper by Chris Hawkins sliced SEMO's lead to 66-63 with 8:51 left, but that was as close as the Reddies would get.
 
The Redhawks countered with a 10-0 run immediately after Hawkins' basket to get back ahead, 76-63. Milos Vranes scored a layup, Calvin drained another three and both Mahoney and Cleveland each scored during that stretch.
 
Vranes later knocked down two free throws to give SEMO its largest lead at 87-72 before the Redhawks polished off the win.
 
SEMO picked up its fifth victory of the season, matching its win total from a year ago. The Redhawks also extended their winning streak to 25 games against non-Division I programs.
 
Calvin shot 6-of-10 from the field as his six treys tied a career-high. He also made his 100th career 3-pointer at the 15:20 mark of the first half.
 
Cleveland was 8-of-14 from the floor and pulled down a team-high seven rebounds. He dished out five assists and had two steals, as well.
 
Mahoney, after going scoreless in his previous start vs. Cornell (Dec. 23), bounced back to hit 7-of-13 field goals. He also grabbed seven rebounds.
 
Vranes and Jonathan Dalton rounded out SEMO's five double-digit scorers with 12 and 10 points, respectively.
 
SEMO's 89 points and 56.9 percent clip from the field marked new season-highs. The Redhawks shot a scorching 58.6 percent (17-of-29) in the second half alone.
 
Additionally, SEMO outrebounded HSU, 41-26, and had 11 offensive boards.
 
The Redhawks start Ohio Valley Conference play when they host Eastern Kentucky Saturday. Tip-off is set for 2:30 p.m., CT, at the Show Me Center.


 
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