AUSTIN, Texas – Hardin-Simmons' women's basketball team held off a furious second-half rally to beat Concordia 62-55 on Saturday afternoon in American Southwest Conference at the Concordia Fieldhouse in Austin.
HSU seemed to take control of the game in the first quarter jumping out to a 24-4 lead. The Cowgirls held Concordia to 1-of-12 shooting in the period. HSU pushed the lead out to 38-12 with 2:35 to play in the first half.
Concordia closed the first half on a 5-0 run to make it 38-17 at halftime and in the third quarter they scored the first 14 points to push the run out to 19-0. The Cowgirls led 45-37 heading to the fourth quarter.
HSU closed out the game with a 12-of-16 performance down the stretch at the free throw line to keep the Tornados at a distance.
Payton Berger scored 13 points, Kennedy Donovan had 11 points and Havyn Perez scored 10.
HSU is now 12-4 overall and 6-1 in ASC play. Concordia fell to 6-10 overall and 3-4 in league play. The Cowgirls return to action on Thursday at McMurry.
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