Bulletin Staff Report

The Howard Payne Lady Jackets fell to 11-10 overall and 4-8 in American Southwest Conference volleyball action with a 25-15, 15-25, 25-18, 28-26 loss to Hardin-Simmons - their third in a row - Tuesday night at the Brownwood Coliseum.

Howard Payne was led by Tamika Heline’s 12 kills, followed by 10 from Sarah Kocurek, eight from Patricia Brown, seven from Megan Pick, four from Sydney Bryant, two from Cathie Kilmartin and one from Amy Crouch.

Kristin Hammond tallied a team-high 19 digs, trailed by 15 from Melanie Cain, 12 from Heline and 11 from Brown.

Crouch finished with 22 assists, while Brown added a dozen. Kilmartin led in blocks with three and Heline served three aces.

The Lady Jackets will compete against Mississippi College, East Texas Baptist and LeTourneau at the ASC Crossover in Longview Friday and Saturday.