Lester’s buzzer-beater lifts Larks

The Hesston College women’s basketball team earned a thrilling 66-65 win over Tabor College JV (Hillsboro, Kan.) on Saturday, Nov. 30, after sophomore guard Nikkita Lester’s (Colorado Springs) baseline three-pointer as time expired sent the Hesston crowd home happy.

Lester finished with 14 points. Makayla Ladwig (Wichita, Kan.) led Hesston with 20. Hesston shot 51.7 percent from the field in the first half and build a 33-22 lead at the break. Tabor JV responded with a strong second half and led by six with under a minute to play before a late Hesston rally set the stage for Lester’s heroics.

The Larks evened its season mark at 6-6 and host Pratt (Kan.) CC beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30.