Cowgirls Fall To McMurry
ABILENE, Texas — Hardin-Simmons' women's basketball team fell 72-64 to crosstown rival McMurry in American Southwest Conference action at Kimbrell Arena on Monday evening.
The game was closely contested early on and McMurry led 18-16 with 8:36 to play in the first half when they went on an 8-0 run to push the lead to 24-16 and the War Hawks took a 34-26 lead into the halftime break.
In the second half, McMurry gradually extended the lead and had another 8-0 run to push the lead to 64-48 with 5:14 to play.
HSU then came to life offensively and scored 10 straight points including two 3-pointers by Coco Cartwright to cut it to 64-58 with 2:32 to play. The teams traded baskets and it was 68-62 when Keisha Collins scored on a putback to seal the game for McMurry.
McMurry scored 23 second-chance points in the game as the War Hawks beat the Cowgirls 45-32 on the boards.
Keisha Collins led McMurry with 20 points and M.J. Vickers added 16 off the bench.
HSU is now 4-5 on the year and 2-4 in ASC action. The Cowgirls will be off until Dec. 30 at Texas Wesleyan. McMurry improved to 8-1 on the year and 6-0 in ASC play.
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