Hesston College women’s basketball dropped a 74-62 game in to host Southeast Community College Storm (Beatrice, Neb.) on the weekend.
The Larks fell behind early trailing 20-11 after the first quarter, and were forced to play from behind from then on. In the second quarter some shots started to drop, but ultimately too many turnovers (21) lead to a 40-28 halftime lead for Southeast Community College.
HC started a rally in the third quarter and eventually pulled within six points at 53-47, with consecutive baskets by freshman Kara Horton (Americus, Kan.). The Larks outscored the Storm 15-13 in the quarter, but ran out of gas in the final frame as the Storm went on to win by a dozen. 74-62.
Horton led the Larks in scoring (12) with eight of those coming from the free throw line; she also pulled down 13 rebounds for a double double. Freshman guard Reva Smith (Nowata, Okla.) added 11 points as only two players scored in double figures for Hesston College. Jay’la Brown was a force inside for the Storm and led all scorers with 23 points.
“We had too many turnovers to win a game,” Coach Jeff Jacobs commented after the contest. “We played a better second half, but our freshman need to play both halves consistently.”
The Larks fall to 2-4 overall. Next- Hesston College Women’s basketball returns home for a Tuesday, Nov. 15, game vs. Tabor College JV at 5:30 p.m.