LONGVIEW, Texas — LeTourneau University took advantage of 24 turnovers on the way to a 64-44 victory over Hendrix in women's basketball Saturday at Solheim Arena.
The Warriors (0-11) shot just 30 percent (17-of-57) from the field, while the YellowJackets (5-6) shot 34 percent (24-of-71) and had 13 steals.
LeTourneau led 29-17 at halftime. Hendrix fought to cut the deficit to 41-36 with 10:45 left in the game, but the Jackets outscored the Warriors 23-8 the rest of the game.
Hendrix also struggled from long range, going 1-of-15 from 3-point territory. The Warrior- also went 9-of-14 at the free throw line. LeTourneau went 6-of-23 from outside and 10-of-16 at the stripe. The YellowJackets also had a 54-40 rebounding advantage.
Junior center Jame Tate led Hendrix with 16 points and 13 rebounds for her sixth double-double of the year. Tate moved into second place on the Warrior career rebounding list with 712, just 41 behind Christina Byler's (2007-11) record of 753. Junior guard Tiffany Hubbard scored 12 points and freshman guard Caitlin Kriesel-Bigler dished out six assists. Junior forward Katie Coughran grabbed seven rebounds off the bench.
Hendrix will return to Southern Athletic Association action on Friday when they take on Oglethorpe in Atlanta.