The Hesston College women’s basketball team dropped a Region VI home game 63-50 to Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College Wednesday night at Yost Center.
The Larks got off to a sluggish start trailing the Greyhounds 15-8 after the first quarter. Fort Scott extended their lead to double digits and went into the locker room ahead 39-23.
As they have done all season, Hesston battled back. Trailing by 18 points, Hesston chipped away and brought the deficit to eight points when freshman guard Whitney Green (Texarkana, Ark.) sank two free throws. A bucket by freshman forward Kara Horton (Americas, Kan.) trimmed the lead to only four points at the end of the third quarter, the closest Hesston would get. The Larks ran out of gas in the final quarter and were outscored 25-14.
The Greyhounds’ full court press with high defensive pressure lead to a handful of Larks miscues and turnovers. “We can’t give up 28 offensive boards. I’m happy with our effort,” Head Coach Jeff Jacobs commented after the game. “At Fort Scott, the game was over at the half. We competed.” Green finished with 14 points for the Larks. Shanessia Walters scored a game high 17 points to carry Fort Scott.
Next up: The Larks will return to Yost Center on Saturday, February 18, to take on Labette Community College. Tipoff will be at 1:30 p.m..