Tyler Hartfield, sophomore forward, shoots the ball against two Kansas Wesleyan University players Jan. 21, at Stewart Field House. The women came up short by five points in overtime. Samantha Gillis/Collegian photographer

Tyler Hartfield, sophomore forward, shoots the ball against two Kansas Wesleyan University players Jan. 21, at Stewart Field House. The women came up short by five points in overtime. Samantha Gillis/Collegian photographer

By Paige Carswell
Staff reporter

 If the women’s basketball team had made only one more free throw, the Builders may have walked away with a win Thursday evening over the Kansas Wesleyan University Coyotes. As it was, the women shot less than 50 percent from the free throw line and lost 87-82 in overtime, sending the Coyotes to an 8-1 conference record and second place in conference play.

The women made only 14 of 30 free throws. Jordyn Cossman, sophomore guard, was fouled by KWU’s Shelby Babcock, sophomore guard, with 6.7 seconds left in regulation and KWU up 76-75. The foul sent the Builders into double bonus. Cossman hit the first of two, but missed her second attempt, and the game went into overtime— where the Coyotes led the entire period.

The Builders jumped out to a 12-2 lead in the first half, but KWU fought back, bringing the score back to 41-39 at halftime, with SC leading. The lead went back and forth between the teams in the second half, changing nine times before being tied 76-76 when the second half buzzer sounded.

The Builders were outscored 11-6 in the extra five minutes. The loss put their Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference record at 7-2 and moved them down to third place, two games ahead of fourth.

Five women scored in double-digits for the Builders. Cossman led the women with 16 points, Jordan Jarnagin, senior guard, had 15, Jasmine Manuel, junior guard, had 13 and Annjelina Robinson, freshman guard, had 10. Jasmine Jackson, sophomore forward, had a double-double, finishing with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

The women pulled down 20 offensive rebounds and cranked out 18 assists, but shot only 47 percent from the free throw line.

The women travel to Leavenworth Saturday to take on the St. Mary Spires. Tipoff is at 5 p.m.

Paige Carswell is a junior majoring in journalism. You may e-mail her at paige.carswell@sckans.edu.

 

Box Score

KANSAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY 87 (OT), SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE 82

KWU (8-1)

Frost  5-7 6-6 16, Santee 5-6 0-0 13, Alexander 3-5 2-2 8, Babcock 6-12 9-12 23, Wilkinson 3-7 4-7 12, Freed 2-5 1-2 5, Lewis 3-6 2-5 8, Jensen 1-3 0-0 2, Totals 28-51 24-34 87.

SC (7-2)

Hartfield 2-7 1-2 5, Jackson 4-9 5-13 13, Jarnagin 6-12 1-2 15, Manuel  4-18 2-3 12, Cossman 5-9 3-6 16, Robinson 4-7 0-0 10, Maxwell 0-0 0-0 0, Haikin 0-1 0-0 0, Smith 1-2 0-0 3, Blattner 1-2 0-0 2, Laible 2-3 2-3 6, Totals 29-70 14-30 23.

Halftime_Southwestern 41, KWU 39. 3-Point Goals_Southwestern 10-29 (Jarnagin 2-6, Manuel 2-10, Cossman 3-6, Robinson 2-4, Haikin 0-1, Smith 1-2), KWU 7-12 (Santee 3-3, Babcock 2-5, Wilkinson 2-2, Freed 0-1, Jensen 0-1). Fouled Out_Santee. Rebounds_Southwestern 42 (Jackson 10), KWU 36 (Frost 10). Assists_Southwestern 18 (Jackson 6), KWU 13 (Alexander 3, Wilkinson 3, Freed 3). Total Fouls_Southwestern 23, KWU 22.