Harding 71, Louisiana-Monroe 68

DeAntra Scott scored 24 points and Harding upset

Louisiana-Monroe 71-68 on Saturday to win its first regular season

game against a Division I opponent.

Harding, a Division II team, defeated Southeast Missouri State –

a D-I squad – 68-63 on Nov. 7, but the game between the two was an

exhibition.

Harding held a 62-50 lead with 5:29 left in the second half when

Hayden Johnson knocked down a 3-pointer. The Bisons had trouble

pulling away from Louisiana-Monroe, as the Warhawks cut the lead to

68-65 on Fred Brown’s 3-pointer with 40 seconds remaining.

But Harding was able to hold on as Weston Jameson made a couple

of free throws down the stretch to help top the Warhawks (0-5).

Zach Roddenberry scored 13 points for Harding. Johnson and

Bradley Spencer each had 10 points.

Charles Winborne led Louisiana-Monroe with 18 points, Brown had

17 points and Trent Mackey added 13.