Cowgirls Drop Home Opener To Texas-Tyler

Cowgirls Drop Home Opener To Texas-Tyler

ABILENE, Texas – Hardin-Simmons' women's basketball team lost its home opener to UT Tyler, 86-71, on Thursday night in American Southwest Conference action at the Mabee Complex.

The Cowgirls came out strong in the first quarter and took a 16-10 lead toward the end of the quarter. UT-Tyler responded with a strong second quarter and took a 38-32 lead into the halftime locker room.

The Patriots used a 15-3 run out of halftime to take control of the game and held off the Cowgirls the rest of the way.

Danie Mabry led the Cowgirls with a career-best 25 points and she also hauled in a career-best 10 rebounds for her first career double-double. Addison Garcia added 13 points for the Cowgirls.

The Cowgirls shot 48.9 percent in the game, which was the best shooting night of the year, but the Patriots used a 23-8 advantage in points off turnovers to offset the good shooting night.

Carissa Spiker and Demi Cumby had 19 points each to pace the Patriots.

The Cowgirls are now 3-4 on the year and 1-2 in ASC action. UTT improved to 4-2 on the year and 2-0 in league play.

HSU will take the week off for finals before playing Texas Lutheran next Saturday at the Mabee Complex at 5:30 p.m.



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