Wichita — Shanda Murdock had 13 points and six rebounds, and Kortney Smith added 10 points, but it wasn't enough to prevent Haskell Indian Nations University from dropping a 62-59 women's basketball decision to Newman on Friday night.
Haskell led by seven, 32-25, at halftime.
"That's the worst kind of game to lose, when you're ahead most of the game," Haskell coach Phil Homeratha said. "We wanted to hold the score down a little bit. It was a typical game on the road, where you can't give anything up."
Whitney Warrior added nine points for Haskell, and Shara Brown scored eight.
Haskell (9-11) will entertain College of the Ozarks at 5:30 Friday evening. The Indians also will play host to Oklahoma Wesleyan at 3 p.m. Saturday.
Newman 62, Haskell 59
Haskell3227 - 59
Newman2537 - 62
Haskell - Amber Tecumseh 7, Whitney Warrior 9, Melissa Haag 2, Shara Brown 8, Shanda Murdock 13, Sade Horsechief 2, Kortney Smith 10, Rayna Stevens 2, Melinda Adams 2, Margaret Stevens 4.
Newman - Kacee McGill 11, Nathalie Harns 5, Laura Koehn 11, Clara Kendall 6, Gretchen Berns 17, Erica Cronin 10, Elizabeth Swezey 2.