Cowgirls hoops fall to Redlands

POSTED: 11:51 PM Nov 17 2012   UPDATED: 11:51 PM Nov 17 2012
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REDLANDS, Calif. -

Hardin-Simmons’ women’s basketball team fell to 0-2 with a 55-49 loss to Redlands on Saturday night in the final game of the Redlands Tip-Off Classic in California.

Redlands jumped to an early 8-2 lead, but HSU responded with a 14-1 run to take their biggest lead of the game at 16-9. The Bulldogs immediately respond with an 18-6 run to take a 27-22 lead with 4:11 to play in the half. Redlands led 31-28 at halftime.

In the second half Redlands pushed the lead out to 46-36 with 10:29 to play. However, responded with an 8-0 run and cut the deficit to 46-44 with 6:35 to play. It was the closest the Cowgirls would get as Redlands held off HSU down the stretch.

Jamie Heflin led the Cowgirls with 13 points and Alexis Popelar added 10 points. Marika Staton led Redlands with 16 points off the bench.

Both teams struggled shooting. HSU shot 33 percent hitting 18-of-54 shots and Redlands hit 17-of-55 for 30.9 percent.

HSU will play Nov. 24 at Trinity. Redlands improved to 2-0 on the year.

Information provided by HSU athletics department.