RICHARDSON — Sophomore Kendall Rollins had a double-double of 26 points and 11 rebounds, and Mary Hardin-Baylor stormed past Concordia Texas 79-51 on Friday in a semifinal of the women’s American Southwest Conference tournament.
The Lady Crusaders (23-4) advanced to the tourney title game for the fourth time in program history — and first since 2014 — and will face East Texas Baptist at 6 p.m. today for the conference championship and an automatic berth in the NCAA Division III Tournament.
UMHB scored the game’s first 11 points and closed the first half on a 12-2 run to build a 36-20 lead by intermission. The gap grew to as many as 34 points in the third quarter, and the Tornados (15-12) never got closer than 28 the rest of the way.
Haven Neal, Hannah Holt and Alicia Blackwell added 12 points apiece for the Lady Crusaders, who shot 44 percent from the field.
Jaela Dejean had 13 points and was the only player in double figures for Concordia, which shot just 27 percent.