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Archers Rally to Edge Lincoln College

January 15, 2015

Joe Henderson  
Joe Henderson recorded a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds in the Archers' 70-69 win over Lincoln College Jan. 15.

A struggling St. Louis Community College men’s basketball team landed what undeniably is its signature win of the season Thursday, as they rallied for a 70-69 victory over Lincoln College.

For Randy Reed, quantifying the significance of a win that saw the Archers rally from a 13-point first-half deficit came rather easily.

“It makes them believe again,” Reed said. “College basketball is just believing in your system and what your coaches do and what your program does. College basketball players are kind of hard-headed, and when you’re losing, they’ll want to do it their way. After a big victory like this, it makes them believe again in your system and what you want to do.”

That 13-point deficit, at 28-15 more than two-thirds of the way through the first half, preceded a timeout by Reed and a 25-8 run to conclude the half with a lead.

That rally was keyed sophomore guard Sean Robinson, who drained a trio of 3-pointers during the run and finished the evening with a game-high 20 points.

The win came at a crucial time for an Archers team that came in having lost two games earlier this week, and had dropped to two games below .500 for the first time this year. Much of the team’s struggles centered around recent inconsistent play offensively. The Archers have eclipsed 80 points only once in their past eight games. However, it was the work of the team’s opportunistic defense that paved the way to Thursday’s winning basket.

With the Archers trailing 69-66 with less than a minute left, Reed deployed a full-court press that resulted in a pair of turnovers and dunks by freshman forward Donald Stribbling, who finished with 18 points.

Lincoln College was only able to muster a pair of errant, off-balance 3-point attempts prior to the final buzzer.

“You can’t anticipate (those plays), but we have an athletic defense, and when you put pressure on them, that can happen,” Reed said of the two game-deciding turnovers.

Archers forward Joe Henderson, who logged 35 minutes of playing time, also hit double figures with 10 points and pulled down 11 rebounds.

The Archers (8-9) will look to build on the momentum of Thursday’s victory on Saturday, when they travel to Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley, where they will be in search of their first win on the road since Dec. 2.