BELTON, Texas – The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor women's basketball team used clutch free throws in the final seconds of its Saturday afternoon contest against Texas Lutheran to grab a 73-70 win over the Bulldogs. The win improves the Cru to 7-15 on the season and 6-11 in American Southwest Conference action. Texas Lutheran falls to 7-17 overall and 5-13 in conference play.
Neither team was able to grab more than a three-point lead in the first half, with 11 lead changes and UMHB earning the 33-31 halftime advantage. The Cru maintained a lead over the Bulldogs for the majority of the second half and secured the win on the free-throw line, sinking seven of 10 free throws within the final three minutes of the game.
Kourtney Bevers and Jovana Miles led four athletes in double-digits with 17 points each. Samara Williams added 14 points for the Cru while Macy Moore put up 12. Taylor Tucker brought down a team-high 21 rebounds with Miles adding 14. The Cru shot 31.9 percent in the game and 70.3 percent from the free-throw line. UMHB out-rebounded Texas Lutheran 62-34 in the match.
Katy Scott led three Texas Lutheran athletes in double-digit figures with 17, while Chasmin Betters added 14 and Italy Taylor put in 12. Scott and Betters each brought down a team-high nine boards. The Bulldogs shot 43.8 percent on the game and 33.3 percent from behind the arc.
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