The University of Arkansas at Monticello men’s basketball team defeated Great American Conference adversary Henderson State Thursday at home by a final score of 78-72.

No. 17 Arkansas-Monticello (18-2, 14-2 GAC) held a 38-33 lead over Henderson State (13-9, 8-8 GAC) at the half and continued its high level of play into the second half.

Offensively the Weevils were led by junior Derylton Hill with 20 total points in the match-up on 6-for-9 shooting from the field. Hill tallied his tenth 20-plus point game on the year and led UAM in overall rebounding with eight boards.

Vicktor Arnick and Cobe Goosby each produced 19 points a piece in the game and Arnick knocked down four three-pointers which helped surge UAM past the Reddies in the second half to the victory. Karim Mawuenyega built a solid stat-line for himself with six points, eight assists, and four rebounds.

Final team stats on the night for UAM included 51 percent shooting from the field (28-for-55), 38 percent on three-pointers (5-for-13), and 71 percent on foul shots (17-for-24). HSU finished the game shooting 45 percent (28-for-62) from the field, 28 percent on three’s (5-for-18), and 69 percent from the free throw line (11-for-16).

The Weevils will hit the court next on Saturday, February 11 as UAM heads to Searcy, Arkansas to face GAC opponent Harding with tip-off slated for 7:30 p.m.