January 9, 2010
Kerns, Hahn lead the way as YellowJackets fall to Cowgirls
ABILENE, Texas – Kayla Kerns scored 14 points, but it wasn't enough as the LeTourneau University women's basketball team dropped a 79-58 American Southwest Conference game to Hardin-Simmons Saturday at the Mabee Complex.
Kerns was 5-of-12 from the field to pace the YellowJackets. Laura Hahn added 12 points on 2-of-3 shooting, but was 8-of-8 from the foul line. She also added nine rebounds as LeTourneau was 17-of-51 shooting for 33 percent.
LeTourneau (3-9 overall, 3-5 ASC) kept things close and tied the game at 15 after an April McCamey jumper with 11:20 remaining in the first half. But Hardin-Simmons (6-6, 3-5) controlled the final 11 minutes by using a 30-10 run to take a 40-25 lead into the break.
The Cowgirls led by as many as 29 points in the second half to earn the win.
Jasmine Lewis scored 15 of her game-high 19 points in the first half to lead Hardin-Simmons. Becky Taylor had 17 points and 11 rebounds for a double-double and Kara Looten finished with 12 points. Lindsey Newcome also recorded double-digit rebounds with 12. The Cowgirls were 27-of-69 (39 percent) from the field.
LeTourneau concluded its three-game road trip and returns to action 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 14 at the Solheim Arena against the University of the Ozarks in the American Southwest Conference East Division opener.