Larks stumble late, fall to Raiders

The Hesston College women’s basketball team traveled to Columbus, Neb., Sunday, but lost at Raider Fieldhouse on the campus of Central Community College 99-84. The Raiders took a 31-20 advantage after the first quarter, and led 50-31 at halftime. A hot shooting Larks in the third quarter allowed them to storm back and take a 74-71 edge into the fourth quarter. The shots weren’t dropping and defensive play loosened as Central Community College outscored Hesston College 28-10 in final frame to hold on for the win.

Freshman forward Kara Horton (Americus, Kan.) had a big game for the Larks scoring 25 points to go with 11 rebounds. Hesston had problems guarding the Raiders’ Teisha Snyder, who had a hot hand, leading all scorers with 37 points.

“We were ahead going into the fourth quarter, then they started hitting threes,” head coach Jeff Jacobs said following the game. “We let it slip away.”

With the loss, the Larks drop to 6-6 overall. They return to Hesston for a Tuesday, December 6, game vs. Cottey College (Nevada, Mo.) The Larks fell on the road to the Comets 67-41 November 5. Tipoff from Yost Center on Tuesday will be 7 p.m.