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Southwestern holds off Texas Lutheran for 56-50 conference home victory

Kasey Hairell
Kasey Hairell
GEORGETOWN, Texas -- Southwestern University limited Texas Lutheran to 24.2 percent shooting and held off a late TLU rally for a 56-50 conference home win Friday night at the Robertson Center.
 
The Pirates moved to 6-13 overall and to 4-8 in the SCAC.
 
TLU dropped to 7-12 overall and to 5-7 in the SCAC. The Bulldogs have lost four in a row.
 
The Bulldogs made it a three-point game with five minutes remaining after a pair of free throws from Kasey Hairell.
 
TLU trailed by five with 2:14 on the clock after a Cami Davis layup. Davis's three-pointer with 32 seconds to play again pulled TLU within five, at 54-49.
 
The Bulldogs would get no closer than five points in the final minute.
 
Southwestern center Cecily Woolfolk led the Pirates with 20 points, 13 rebounds, five steals, and five blocks. Woolfolk was 7-for-16 from the field. She had four offensive rebounds.
 
Hairell led TLU with 12 points and 12 rebounds. She also registered a pair of steals and three blocks.
 
Davis and Dominique Campos scored 11 and 10 points, respectively, for the Bulldogs.
 
TLU returns home next week for Friday and Saturday contests against St. Thomas (Texas) and Centenary (La.), respectively. The Friday game begins at 7:30, and the Saturday contest starts at 4 p.m.