Southeastern can't keep up with Harding dropping another at home 70-50
Durant, Okla. - Via Southeastern Athletics
Despite a 17-point performance from Ashton Hackler, Southeastern was unable to keep pace as it fell to No. 11 Harding, 70-50, on Saturday afternoon in Bloomer Sullivan Arena.
Southeastern drops to 7-13 overall on the year and 3-11 in Greta American Conference play; meanwhile, the Bisons improve to 18-2 and 13-1 in the conference.
Hackler hit 4-of-9 from the field and went 8-of-11 at the charity stripe on her way to a team-leading 17 points.
Caitlin Kobiske was the only other SE player in double-figures, finishing with 10, while Grace Alverson just missed with nine points.
Grace Alverson handed out a team-best five assists, with Aimee Alverson and Hackler turning in three apiece.
Holli Lindley found offense hard to come by but did match the game-high in rebounds with 10 on the day.
The Storm offense was cold out of the gate as it would finish the first quarter shooting 22.2 percent across from HU's 55.6 percent effort and would trail after the first 10 minutes 24-8.
After trailing by as many as 19 in the second quarter, SE would whittle the deficit back to 13 points late in the half, holding a 14-13 edge on the scoreboard for the period and closing the gap to 37-22 at the halftime break.
Harding would again hit at north of 50 percent in the third, outscoring the Storm 21-15 in the frame top take its biggest lead of the contest at 25 points just after the midway point of the third and Southeastern would trail 58-37 heading to the fourth quarter.
The Storm would hit 50 percent from the field in the final frame but was only able to hold a 13-12 edge on the scoreboard for the fourth quarter, closing the final tally to 70-50.