ASC WBB: ETBU, HSU extend winning streaks

East Texas Baptist 79, Belhaven 65

JACKSON, Miss. – Trailing by eight points at halftime following a cold first half, the #2 East Texas Baptist University women’s basketball team flipped the script against Belhaven University in the second half coming away with their 22nd straight victory, 79-65. ETBU will enter their final regular season game at 22-0 overall and 14-0 in the American Southwest Conference.

Hanna Hudson led a trio of Tiger players in double-figures as she scored 14 points. Bridget Upton tallied 13 points while Grace Stephens finished with 10 points. Taylor Singleton grabbed 10 rebounds with nine points while Kaia Williams dished out three assists.

Hardin-Simmons 72, Ozarks 53

ABILENE, Texas – Hardin-Simmons’ women’s basketball team moved to 16-3 on the year with a 72-53 win over the University of the Ozarks on Thursday night at the Mabee Complex.

The Cowgirl defense limited the Eagles to 32 percent shooting and forced 22 turnovers.

Mary Hardin-Baylor 69, Sul Ross St. 63

BELTON, Texas – On a night where defense was the story, the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor women’s basketball team came up with big stops when it had to down the stretch as the Cru held off Sul Ross State 69-63 Thursday evening in Belton. UMHB improves to 11-7 overall and 7-6 in American Southwest Conference play with the victory. The loss drops the Lobos to 8-13 overall and 6-5 in the ASC on the year.

UT Dallas 80, McMurry 64

ABILENE, TX (03.04.21) – Senior guard Raenett Hughes scored a season-high 29 points as the No. 9-ranked UT Dallas women’s basketball team downed McMurry, 80-64, Thursday in an American Southwest Conference road game.

With the road win over McMurry, the Comets (now 12-3, 8-2 ASC) have secured the No. 2 seed out of the league’s East Division and will host a quarterfinal playoff game Wednesday, Mar. 10. The Comets will wrap up the regular season Saturday with a 4 p.m. road game at ASC West leader Hardin-Simmons.

Howard Payne 65, Concordia 55

AUSTIN, Texas- The Howard Payne University women’s basketball team took down conference opponent Concordia University Texas 65-55 Thursday evening.

Amanda Turpin came off the bench to lead the Lady Jackets with a game-high 17 points. The Howard Payne Defense held Concordia to just 20% (5 of 25) shooting in the second half and 32.7% (18 of 55) for the game.

LeTourneau 82, Louisiana College 70

PINEVILLE, La. – LeTourneau women’s basketball team captured another win in American Southwest Conference play, a 82-70 victory over Louisiana College Thursday.

Ajanae Thomas filled up the stat sheet as she led the way for the YellowJackets, recording 25 points, 12 rebounds, six assists and two steals. Malacia Guy chipped in 18 points, eight assists and nabbed four steals. Keauna Whitfield tallied 18 points, seven rebounds and a career-high seven steals. Thomas recorded a season high in field goals made, three-point field goals made, rebounds and assists.