SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Hardin-Simmons' women's basketball team dropped its first game of the season with a 77-68 loss at Trinity on Sunday night in San Antonio.
Trinity jumped out to an early 7-0 lead before the Cowgirls chipped away and tied the game at 14. Trinity led 19-17 after the first quarter. HSU took its first lead of the game on a pair of Taylor Gaffney free throws with 8:34 to play in the second quarter. Trinity led 36-33 at halftime.
The game was tied at 42 midway through the third quarter when the Tigers scored six straight points HSU cut it to 48-46 before another 8-2 run by the Tigers made the score 56-48 heading into the final quarter.
Trinity came out and hit three quick 3-pointers to push the lead to 11 and the Cowgirls were unable to cut the deficit to less than seven the rest of the way.
Emily Daniel paced the Tigers with a game-high 24 points and Abby Holland added 20.
Trinity shot 50.8 percent in the game to offset a 41-26 advantage by the Cowgirls on the glass. The Tigers turned 21 HSU turnovers into 24 points.
The Cowgirls are 3-1 on the year and will return to action next weekend with a trip to Schreiner and Texas Lutheran beginning on Friday. Trinity improved to 2-1 with the win.
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