Hardin-Simmons’ women’s basketball team had 25 assists on 33 made baskets and rolled to a 90-70 win over Sul Ross State in American Southwest Conference action at the Mabee Complex on Saturday.
In addition to shooting 50 percent and the 25 assists the Cowgirls also outrebounded the Lobos 65-32. The 65 rebounds were the third most in school history.
The first half featured seven ties and 10 lead changes. The game was tied at 26 with 9:05 to play in the half. HSU had an 18-5 run from 6:33 to 2:10 to take a 44-31 lead. Joanna Daniel had three 3-pointers and Becca Chagnon had six straight points in the run. HSU never led by less than 10 points the rest of the way. HSU led 51-35 at halftime.
The Cowgirls controlled the second half and led at one point 73-40.
Taylor Klement led the way with 16 points and 11 rebounds and Joanna Daniel added 15 points and 11 assists. The 11 assists were one short of the school record held by Diana Martinez. Becca Chagnon had 12 points and seven rebounds for the Cowgirls.
Reilly Junge led Sul Ross State with 13 points. The Lobos were 19-of-70 (27.1 percent) in the game from the field. Of the 19 field goal makes for the Lobos, 13 came from 3-point range.
HSU is now 7-12 on the year and 7-9 in ASC play. Sul Ross State fell to 1-18 overall and 0-16 in conference action. HSU plays at Louisiana College and Mississippi College next week.
Information provided by HSU Athletics.