By James Vallone
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- The Lady Hawks finished the regular season with 15 wins after dropping the season finale at Alabama-Huntsville, 69-63.
The Lady Chargers held an 18 lead at the break, 39-21, before a second half charge by the Lady Hawks brought the game close in the second half, but Shorter (15-11, 10-8 GSC) was unable to get any closer than six points late in the game.
Shelby Farrer led the Lady Hawks with 14 points, going 4-for-4 from the free throw line, and pulled in six rebounds.
Lynette Harris had ten rebounds for a game high; Harris scored seven points without missing a shot during the game, 3-for-3 from the field and 1-for-1 from the free throw line.
Madison Rice and Ieshia Alexander were the only other Lady Hawks to reach double digits in points, as each scored 11 points. Rice went 3-for-4 from behind the arc while making both of her free throw attempts. Alexander made the teams only other 3-pointer for the game.
Karisma Boykin had six assists and two steals to have a team high in each category.
The Lady Hawks were held to 36 percent shooting from the floor.
Alabama-Huntsville (12-16, 9-9 GSC) received 20 points from Jasmine Hammon, a former Gulf South Conference Player of the Week, while Jordan Smith scored 12 points.
The Lady Chargers were able to hold on for the victory despite shooting just 30 percent from the floor and 22 percent from 3-point range.
The Lady Hawks will now turn their attention on the NCCAA tournament, beginning play this upcoming week from Lakeland, Fla., on the campus of Southeastern University.