Hendrix doesn’t need scoreboard to tell him when to play hard

February 12, 2020
Vante Hendrix basketball

Vante Hendrix

Anchorage’s Vante Hendrix plays to win, even when the scoreboard isn’t in his favor.

The sophomore was the lone bright spot for the University of New Mexico men’s basketball team in an 82-59 loss to undefeated San Diego State in the Mountain West.

Hendrix pumped in a career-high 20 points and never took his foot off the gas pedal, carrying the Lobos in the second half to illustrate his winning character.

The transfer was his team’s only double-figure scorer as he made 7-of-12 field goals, including a pair of 3s.

The 6-foot-5 guard added three offensive rebounds and four steals to showcase his hustle and muscle.

Hendrix, of West High fame, scored 19 of his team’s final 30 points.

This was the seventh time in 14 games he has reached double digits. He is averaging 10.1 points per game.