WHITTIER, Calif. – Hardin-Simmons' women's basketball team could not overcome a cold-shooting game in a 70-57 loss to Whittier on Sunday evening in Whittier, Calif.
The Cowgirls came out frigid from the field in the first half making just 6-of-33 shots and falling behind 32-18 at halftime.
HSU chipped away at the deficit with a strong run midway through the third quarter and Parris Parmer's layup cut the deficit to 41-35 with 2:57 to play in the quarter. The Poets pushed the lead back to 48-38 at the end of the quarter.
In the fourth quarter, Whittier pushed the lead to 13 before the Cowgirls cut it to 58-51 with 3:47 to play on a Taylor Gaffney 3-pointer. The Cowgirls would get no closer the rest of the way.
Whittier shot 59.6 percent in the game and the Cowgirls shot 29.9 percent.
Gaffney led the Cowgirls with 22 points. Teani White led a balanced Poet attack with 16 points and Cali Cubel added 13.
The Cowgirls are now 7-2 on the year and will play Chapman University on Monday at 7 p.m. CST. Whittier improved to 5-4 on the year.
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