An 11-2 Seahawks run just before halftime broke open a tight game.
Fountain hit a 3-pointer during the rally. A minute later, his steal helped to set up a Hendley 3-pointer that gave North Carolina-Wilmington (6-16, 3-10 Colonial Athletic Association) an 11 point lead just before the half.
The Tribe (12-11, 5-8) could get no closer than five during the second.
The Tribe shot just 37 percent, while the Seahawks shot 57.1 percent -- including 71.4 percent in the first half.