Cowgirls Snap Skid With Win Over LeTourneau

Cowgirls Snap Skid With Win Over LeTourneau


ABILENE, Texas – Hardin-Simmons' women's basketball team beat LeTourneau 76-65 in American Southwest Conference action at the Mabee Complex on Saturday afternoon.

LeTourneau took a 44-40 lead into halftime behind a 21-point half from guard Ashley Reed.

In the second half, the Cowgirls limited Reed to six points and held LeTourneau to 21 points and were able to pull away for the victory.

HSU used a 12-4 run to start the third quarter to take a 52-48 lead and closed the quarter on a 7-2 run to take a 61-56 lead into the final period and the run continued with four more points to start the fourth quarter. LeTourneau was never closer than six points the rest of the game.

Addison Garcia led the Cowgirls with 20 points and Taylor Gaffney added 17. Freshman Karlea Ritchie had 10 points and 13 rebounds for a double-double.

Reed led LeTourneau with 27 points and Keauna Whitfield added 20.

The Cowgirls are now 4-9 on the year and 2-4 in conference play. LeTourneau fell to 3-10 overall and 0-6 in ASC action. HSU snapped a seven-game losing streak with the win.

HSU will host Mary Hardin-Baylor on Thursday at 5:30 at the Mabee Complex.



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