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BELTON — Locked in a pair of tight battles with American Southwest Conference rival Hardin-Simmons, No. 20 Mary Hardin-Baylor continued to execute down the stretch to hold off the 22nd-ranked Cowgirls 74-72 in the women’s game, and No. 21 UMHB followed the same recipe for an 82-76 victory over the Cowboys in the men’s matchup at Mayborn Campus Center on Thursday night.