RICHARDSON, Texas – The MSOE women's basketball team returned to the court after a 16-day layoff with a 63-45 loss to Hendrix on the opening day of the UT-Dallas Classic Friday afternoon at the UTD Activity Center.
The Raiders (6-3) saw their five-game winning streak snapped at the hands of the Warriors (5-4), who pulled away with a 19-10 scoring edge in the second quarter.
Three players reached double-figures in scoring for Hendrix, with a 17-point, 11-rebound double-double by Sara Dyslin leading the way. Heather Prowse added 13 points and Leah Smith chipped in 13 in a reserve role.
The Warriors outscored the Raiders in each quarter, but it was the Red & White which seized control early in the game. After conceding the first five points of the game, MSOE rattled off nine-straight points for its largest lead of the game at 9-5 with just under four minutes to play in the opening frame.
Hendrix would respond with the final nine points of the period as part of a 15-0 run to take the lead for good. The aforementioned advantage in the second quarter built a 32-19 halftime lead the Raiders could not overcome.
MSOE shot 34 percent in the game, including 3-for-17 from three-point range. The Warriors shot 42.3 percent from the field, hitting on just two 3-pointers, but went 17-of-22 at the free throw line. The Red & White managed just 12 trips to the charity stripe, making eight.
The Raiders wrap up the UT-Dallas Classic against the host Comets Saturday at 2 p.m.