WICHITA FALLS — Despite a career-high 23 points from Breana Small-Peppers, Southeastern was unable to pull off a rally late and dropped its first game of the season, 79-72, to Midwestern State on Saturday night as part of the Ashbrook Classic.

WICHITA FALLS — Despite a career-high 23 points from Breana Small-Peppers, Southeastern was unable to pull off a rally late and dropped its first game of the season, 79-72, to Midwestern State on Saturday night as part of the Ashbrook Classic.


Small-Peppers turned in her third-straight double-digit performance and did so in nearly perfect style, going 9-for-9 from the field and 5-of-6 at the free throw line.


Cheree Kiser came on strong in the second half scoring all 14 of her points in the second 20 minutes, including hitting three of SOSU’s five 3-point buckets. Taylor Richards added 12 points.


The Savage Storm (2-1) will return home for a Thursday meeting with Henderson State at 5:30 p.m. to open Great American Conference play.