Larks use late run to earn home win

The Hesston College women’s basketball team defeated Central CC (Columbus, Neb.) 81-70 on Friday, Nov. 29, upping its record to 5-6 on the year.

Makayla Ladwig (Wichita, Kan.) paced Hesston with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Bryana Young (Colorado Springs) scored 19, while Nikkita Lester (Colorado Springs) and Nikki Lowry (Falcon, Colo.) added 14 points each.

Up 46-40 at the half, the Larks trailed 61-56 with ten minutes remaining before an 18-2 run gave Hesston a commanding lead they wouldn’t relinquish. Hesston shot 42.4 percent from the field.

Hesston looks to climb back to .500 when Tabor JV (Hillsboro, Kan.) comes to town for a 6 p.m. matchup on Saturday, Nov. 30.