FORT WORTH, Texas -- Hardin-Simmons'
women's basketball team dropped its first game after the Christmas
break, falling 71-56 to Texas Wesleyan on Friday evening
in Fort Worth.
first half was a back and forth affair and HSU led 20-19 with 7:02 to
play in the half. Neither team led by more than four points up until
that point. That is
when TWU went on a 19-4 run to take a 38-24 lead with :18 to play in the
half. HSU trailed 38-26 at halftime.
the second half, the Cowgirls came out and made a run at the Rams and
cut the deficit to 49-46 with 10:28 to play on a Joanna Daniel
3-pointer. TWU scored the next
five points and the Cowgirls were never closer than six points the rest
of the way.
Cowgirls struggled with the pressure of TWU as the Rams forced 24
turnovers and turned those into 29 points. HSU shot just 34.9 percent in
Looten led the Cowgirls with 15 points and added eight rebounds. Daniel
was the only other Cowgirls in double figures with a career-best 10
points. Angela Newcombe
had 13 rebounds for HSU.
Rams hit double figures with Kristi Alexander, Nicole Terral and
Octavia Mullins recording 13 points each and Raven Smith adding 12.
Mullins also had 10 rebounds.
Cowgirls are now 4-6 on the year and will return to American Southwest
Conference action on Thursday at Louisiana College. Texas Wesleyan
improved to 8-2 on the