Hardin-Simmons’ men’s basketball team held off Southwestern, 65-53, on Tuesday afternoon in Georgetown in the final game of the fall semester for the Cowboys.

HSU took control of the game midway through the first half when they used a 21-4 run to go from down 14-11 at the 9:05 mark to up 35-18 with 2:08 to play.

The Pirates never made a run at the Cowboys in the second half until the final five minutes. HSU led the game 50-30 with 10:44 to play and Southwestern cut it to 57-46.

Darius Singletary led the Cowboys with 12 points and Titus Mims added 10 in a balanced attach. Jeff Holland had a career-high nine points. Adrian Johnson led Southwestern with 10 points.

The Cowboys are now 7-2 on the year and Southwestern fell to 4-7 on the year.

HSU will take the next week off for Christmas before returning to action Dec. 29 in Las Vegas against Linfield at the Classic.

Information provided by HSU athletics department.