Hardin-Simmons Women’s Basketball Wins American Southwest Conference Championship
The Hardin-Simmons women’s basketball team claimed their seventh American Southwest Conference title this year after beating Humboldt State in the championship game. The Golden Bears have now won nine straight games. Catharine Rees became the all-time leader in blocks for hsu womens basketball and Catharine Harding scored ten or more points only four times in her career.
Hardin-Simmons won its seventh American Southwest Conference championship in women’s basketball
Hardin-Simmons University won the American Southwest Conference women’s basketball championship for the seventh time in eight seasons on Saturday. The Cowgirls are 22-4 overall and have won nine of their last ten games. Hallie Edmondson scored 18 points to lead the Cowgirls to the championship. Natasha Blizzard finished with 15 points and Kylie Ellsworth had 12 points.
In the first round of the tournament, Hardin-Simmons will face Trinity. The two teams are part of a four-team pod. The winner of the first round will face Whitman College, while the loser will face Whittier College (16-8) in the round of 16. Hardin-Simmons won the last two ASC tournaments and won the seventh one this season.
Humboldt State won its ninth straight game
Humboldt State women’s basketball continued its hot shooting ways in its latest victory. The Yellowjackets outscored the Seawolves 20-12 in the third quarter and were up by double digits by halftime. Sonoma fought back to pull within seven points in the second half, but the Yellowjackets answered with a 13-5 run in the fourth quarter to remain in the game. During that stretch, Duff scored 22 points, including two 3-pointers, two steals and two assists.
Humboldt State had a balanced scoring attack led by Bryce Mitchell, who led the Lumberjacks with 19 points. The sophomore guard also had seven rebounds, three assists, and three steals. Amari Green and Jaden Edwards both added 12 points and eight rebounds for the Lumberjacks. The Lumberjacks outrebounded the visiting team by a 50-32 margin.
Catharine Rees is all-time blocks leader in hsu women’s basketball
Catharine Rees is the all-time leader in blocks for the HSU women’s basketball team. Her block total is more than 2,400. She is also second all-time in scoring at 59 points per game. She was voted the best player at her position by her teammates last season.
Other notable players for HSU include PJ Duke, Aoci Bernard, and Sam Cadenas. Toppenish has several players who are 138 pounds or under. The HSU women’s basketball team has five other players who are under the 225-pound weight limit.
Catharine Harding scored 10 or more points just four times in hsu women’s basketball career
In the final regular season game of her Henderson State women’s basketball career, Catharine Harding scored 10 or more for the first time. She was one of two Lady Reddies to score at least 10 points in her career. Henderson State improved to 24-3 overall and 14-2 in conference play. Harding, meanwhile, finished with a 4-12 conference record and a 12-15 overall record.
Catharine Harding had a great career at HSU. In just three seasons, Harding averaged 11.5 points per game and led the team in scoring. She also led the conference in free throw percentage and set a season high for rebounds. She was named a Jostens Trophy finalist and a First Team All-South Region and ASC All-Conference selection. In addition, she was named conference player of the week four times. Outside of basketball, Catharine Harding spent time working out at a personal training intern at D1 Sports Training in Abilene, Texas. While there, she created a six-week workout routine and shadowed the head strength and conditioning coach.
Humboldt State canceled home game against LeTourneau due to COVID-19 pandemic
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Humboldt State University has canceled the home game against LeTourneau due the high risk of the virus spreading to people in the region. In the meantime, the campus remains open, as do dining facilities, residence halls, and student support services. Students and employees should avoid contact with sick individuals and wash hands often. They should also stay away from large gatherings to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses.