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HSU hoops sweeps home finale with ETBU

Published On: Feb 15 2014 07:32:17 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 15 2014 07:37:12 PM CST
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Men's Recap

Cowboys Set School Record With 10th Straight Win

Titus Mims had 25 points and 12 rebounds on his senior day to propel the Hardin-Simmons men’s basketball team to an 82-71 American Southwest Conference win over East Texas Baptist on Saturday at the Mabee Complex.

The Cowboys have won 10 straight games to set a new school record in the non-scholarship era and also have won 15 of the last 16 games. HSU is 16-7 on the year and 16-4 in league play. ETBU fell to 8-14 overall and 6-13 in conference action.

HSU honored its four seniors – Mims, Jim Walter, Charles Sams and John Barnes, before the game. Sams and Barnes each had 15 points for HSU and Barnes added seven assists. Walter had six points, six rebounds and three assists in his final home game. 

HSU jumped to an early 18-8 lead and trailed for only possession of the entire game, but ETBU hung around by hitting 13 3-pointers in the game, including seven by Dylan Augustine. Augustine led ETBU with 21 points and Tyler Day added 16. 

The Cowboys led by double digits most of the second half, but ETBU made one last charge to cut it to 69-64 with 5:41to play.  The Cowboys executed down the stretch to pull away.

HSU closes the regular season at Mary Hardin-Baylor and Concordia next weekend.


Women's Recap

Joanna Daniel scored a career-best 24 points and dished out seven assists to lead the Hardin-Simmons women’s basketball team to a big American Southwest Conference win over East Texas Baptist, 88-69, on Saturday afternoon at the Mabee Complex.

Daniel was on fire in the first half as she scored 18 points and hit five 3-pointers to pace the Cowgirls to a 47-33 halftime lead. 

The Cowgirls continued to build on the lead after halftime and led by as many as 27 points in the second half.

HSU’s two seniors had big days on their final game at the Mabee Complex. Becca Chagnon had eight points, 16 rebounds and six assists and Jamie Heflin scored 13 points and had five rebounds.

HSU dominated the game on the backboards, as the Cowgirls outrebounded ETBU 53-39. HSU also held the Tigers to 35.6 percent shooting, including 3-for-25 from 3-point range. 

The Cowgirls hit nine 3-pointers, including a career-best six by Daniel.

HSU is now 8-15 on the year and 8-12 in ASC play. ETBU fell to 8-14 overall and 6-13 in league play. HSU closes the regular season next weekend at Mary Hardin-Baylor and Concordia.

The Cowgirls are currently in a three-way tie for sixth place in the ASC standings.

Information provided by HSU athletics department.