Cowgirls Win ASC Opener Over East Texas Baptist

Cowgirls Win ASC Opener Over East Texas Baptist
ABILENE, Texas – Hardin-Simmons' women's basketball team opened American Southwest Conference play with a 63-51 win over East Texas Baptist on Thursday evening at the Mabee Athletic Complex.

The Cowgirls opened the game on a 13-0 run and never trailed. ETBU battled back in the first quarter and cut the deficit to 19-9 after the first quarter. The Cowgirls held a 30-22 lead at halftime.

HSU pushed the game back open in the third quarter and closed the period on a 9-0 run to take a 47-30 lead after three quarters and held on for the win.

Heidi Schroeder hit 10-of-13 shots for the Cowgirls and finished with 20 points. Jasmine McClellan added 11 points, four assists and four steals.

The Cowgirls shot 44.8 percent for the night and held the Tigers to 32 percent shooting. HSU had a 43-18 advantage in points in the paint.

Kaitlyn Packett led ETBU with 14 points and Malaisia Chisolm added 10.

HSU is now 3-2 on the year and 1-0 in ASC play. ETBU fell to 0-5 overall and 0-1 in conference play. The Cowgirls will host Louisiana College on Saturday at 1 p.m.

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