AUSTIN, Texas – Hardin-Simmons' women's basketball team fell 66-59 to Concordia in American Southwest Conference action on Thursday night at the Concordia Fieldhouse in Austin.
The Cowgirls came out strong in the first quarter and led 16-12 going into the second quarter and held a 29-26 lead at halftime.
The difference in the game came in the third quarter. Concordia came out on a 16-5 run to take a 42-34 lead with 3:42 to play in the third and pushed it to 49-38 heading into the final frame.
HSU made a push to start the fourth quarter with a 14-4 run to cut the deficit to 53-52. Concordia answered with eight straight points to extend the lead back to 61-52 and closed it out from there.
Jaela Dejean led the Tornados with 17 points and Mercedes Ellison added 14.
HSU is now 4-16 overall and 2-11 in conference play. Concordia improved to 11-10 overall and to 7-6 in ASC play with its fifth straight win. HSU will play at Mary Hardin-Baylor on Saturday at 2 p.m.
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