Shorter (13-9, 8-6 GSC) hosted Delta State on Jan. 10, with the visiting team winning that game 65-54.
The Lady Hawks failed to have own a lead in the game, shooting 29 percent from the floor and 20 percent from behind the arc.
Delta State (14-7, 9-4 GSC) would convert 43 percent of their shots, while going 7-for-15 on 3-pointers to go 47 percent.
Shorter went into halftime down 31-24, with DSU going on an 8-2 run over the final 3:26 after the Hawks had closed within one point after a pair of layups from Lindsey Crawford and Lynette Harris.
The second half saw the Lady Hawks get as close as five points, but a couple three minute long scoreless droughts kept the Lady Hawks from being able to close the gap. Delta State would shoot 50 percent in the final 20 minutes of play, while Shorter connected on only five field goals while shooting 20 percent.
Karisma Boykin would lead the team in scoring for the seventh time this season with 12, while adding three rebounds and three assists. Boykin would go 2-for-6 on 3-pointers and would also be 2-for-2 on free throw attempts.
The Lady Hawks would receive eight points each from Ieshia Alexander and Crawford. While Shelby Farrer would pull in eight rebounds and Crawford would add another five rebounds.
The Lady Hawks would force 13 Lady Statesmen turnovers and convert those to nine points.
Delta State would see a pair of double doubles as Rhandi Ball would score 10 and add 16 rebounds, and Seneca Walton would add 10 points and 10 rebounds. Chelsey Rhodes would be the high scorer for the game with 16 points. Chadisty Hickman would score 13 points from the bench to lead the Lady Statesmen to a 22-12 advantage in points from the bench.
Shorter will continue the road trip with a stop in Memphis, Tenn. at Christian Brothers University. The Lady Hawks won the January 12 match up with CBU from the Winthrop-King Centre, 56-43.
In other action Thursday:
DELTA STATE MEN 62, SHORTER 57
The Shorter Hawks dropped the road game at Delta State, 62-57. The game marked a season split in the series, with each team claiming a victory on the home court.
The Hawks (14-8, 8-6 GSC) were tied, 23-23, despite the Statesmen leading the entire way in the opening 20 minutes the Hawks were able to draw even by scoring the final four points before intermission.
The second half saw the stats very similar between the two teams, with the exception that Delta State (9-12, 5-8 GSC) was able to get to the free throw line 13 more times in the half. The Statesmen went 12-for-21 from the free throw line in the second half while scoring their final nine points from the line over the final 1:27.
Shorter would take the lead nine seconds into the half on a layup from Walter Hill and build as much as a seven point lead. A series of 3-pointers for each team 17 seconds apart would tie the game, 41-41 with 7:39 to play. Delta state scored six points during the next 30 seconds to take the lead for good.