Cowgirls Fall In Battle Of ASC Division Leaders

Cowgirls Fall In Battle Of ASC Division Leaders

RICHARDSON, Texas – In a battle of American Southwest Conference Division leaders, UT-Dallas beat Hardin-Simmons 74-56 on Thursday night at the UTD Activities Center.

Jesyka Lee gave the Cowgirls an early 3-2 lead, but the Comets scored the next seven points and never trailed the rest of the way. UTD led 24-14 after the first period and it was 38-25 at halftime.

The Cowgirls made a push at the Comets in the third quarter and Parris Parmer's jumper in the paint cut the deficit to 43-40 with 2:40 remaining in the quarter. However, UTD closed the period with an 8-2 run to push the lead back to 51-42 after three quarters.

UTD was able to extend the lead in the fourth quarter. UTD outscored the Cowgirls 34-24 in the paint in the game and turned 23 HSU turnovers into 24 points.  

Kaitlyn Ellis led the Cowgirls with 19 points and Parmer added 16. Taylor Gaffney scored 13 points and Keilee Burke pulled down 16 rebounds.

Raenett Hughes had 25 points and Victoria Pena added 19 for the Comets.

HSU is now 18-6 on the year and 12-3 in American Southwest Conference play. UT-Dallas improved to 20-4 overall and 14-1 in league play. The Cowgirls will close the regular season at Ozarks on Saturday at 1 p.m.

The Cowgirls also dropped into second place in the ASC West and will come back to Richardson next weekend. HSU will play the 5 p.m. game on Thursday.


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