ABILENE, Texas – Hardin-Simmons' women's basketball team cut a 19-point deficit to five points but came up short in a 70-60 American Southwest Conference loss to McMurry on Thursday night at Kimbrell Arena
McMurry jumped out to an early 7-2 lead and never trailed. They pushed the lead out to 19-10 before the Cowgirls scored the final four points of the first quarter to make it 19-14. McMurry led 34-26 at halftime.
The War Hawks pushed the lead out to 19 at 55-36 with 1:54 to play in the third quarter.
HSU chipped away the rest of the way and Addison Garcia's shot in the paint cut the deficit to 63-58 with 2:13 to play but the Cowgirls could not get closer and McMurry sealed the game at the foul line in the final two minutes.
Skyler Reyna led four War Hawks in double figures with 19 points and she also added 12 rebounds.
HSU is now 4-15 on the year and 2-10 in conference play. McMurry improved to 11-7 overall and 9-3 in ASC action. HSU will be off until next Thursday when it travels to Concordia.
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