AUSTIN, Texas — Hardin-Simmons’ women’s basketball team fell 90-68 to Concordia in American Southwest Conference action on Saturday afternoon at the Concordia Fieldhouse to end its season.
HSU finished the year with a record of 8-17 and 8-14 in league play. It is first time in ASC history the Cowgirls will not play in the postseason tournament. The teams came in tied in the standings. Concordia is now 11-14 on the year and 9-13 in conference play.
Concordia scored the first eight points of the game and led 22-4 at the 11:33 mark of the first half and HSU was never closer than 13 points the rest of the first half and trailed 46-25 at halftime.
Sara Vargas had a career-best 25 points for the Cowgirls, including 19 points in the second half. Joanna Daniel had 10 points and seven rebounds. She also hit two 3-pointers to have the fourth most in a single season in school history with 56. Taylor Klement added 10 points.
Tyler Compton had a career afternoon for the Tornados with 37 points and eight assists. Ashlyn Ward had 14 points and Margaret Milling had 11 points and six steals.
The game ended the career of the two HSU seniors Becca Chagnon and Jamie Heflin. HSU returns nine of its top 10 scorers next year. The young Cowgirls lost six games by four points or less this season and nine when they had a double-digit lead.