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.
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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