Cowgirls close out Bearkats 79-74

Despite Sam Houston State women’s basketball high-powered offense, McNeese State pulled out a 79-74 nail-biter Saturday at Johnson Coliseum.

The Bearkats’ offense shot lights out in the first half, going 70 percent from the field and 92 percent from the free throw line.

However, the Kats were not able to carry over the momentum into the second half. SHSU went 24.2 percent from the floor in the second half and was one for seven from the three-point line.

Junior guard Shernise Robertson led all scorers with 30 on the game, but it wasn’t enough to get the Southland Conference win.

“It has to be a total team effort,” head coach Brenda Nicholls said.

The Kats looked weak in the paint giving up 24 points to the Cowgirls. SHSU also gave up 14 points off turnovers to the Cowgirls.

“First half we didn’t turn the ball over, but second half we made a lot of bad decisions,” Nichols said.

SHSU moves to 3-13 on the season while 2-4 in SLC play.

The Bearkats will travel to Abilene to face Abilene Christian on Thursday at 7 p.m.

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