• by Travis Hendryx •

ABILENE, Texas- Despite holding the lead throughout the first quarter, the Sul Ross Lady Lobos were not able to maintain the momentum and fell to host Hardin-Simmons University in an 87-56 ASC contest Saturday afternoon.

Chandre Nunez led the effort with 18 points and tied teammate Kayley Diaz with a team-best six rebounds.

A jumper by Nunez tied the game at four with 8:21 left in the first quarter.

Two free throws by Jessica Magallanes then gave Sully a 6-4 lead and sparked a 5-0 run.

Nunez’s layup at the 5:13 mark gave the Lady Lobos an 11-4 lead.

The Cowgirls took the lead at 1:53 with two free throws by Kiana Reed.

Hardin-Simmons then used a 4-0 run to end the quarter and led 25-20.

The home team then took firm command in the second period and went to the break leading 50-26.

Hardin-Simmons dominated in the second half and never allowed the lead to slip under 25 to claim the 87-56 victory.

The Lady Lobos fall to 4-14 on the season and 2-7 in ASC play.  The Cowgirls improve to 12-6 and 6-4.

Sul Ross will host Concordia University in a 5:30 p.m. ASC contest Thursday, January 24.