The TexAnns stupendous post-season run finally came to a close Friday night when they were bounced from the NCAA South Central Regional after a 68-59 loss to regional host Colorado State-Pueblo.
The Thunderwolves jumped on Tarleton early running out to a quick 22-13 lead after the first quarter.
Tarleton's defense slowed the Thunderwolves attack in the second period holding them to 11 points, but the TexAnn offense still struggled to get rolling scoring only nine points in the period.
Trailing by 11, 33-22, at the start of the second half, the TexAnns made their move.
Early in the quarter the Thunderwolves had stretched their lead to a game high 15-points, 46-31. A moment later, Tarleton's Mackenzie Hailey hit two free throws jump-starting a 12-2 run over the remaining 2:41 in the quarter.
Hailey was incredibly responsible for all 12 points over the run, including hitting two three-point shots to help her team head into the fourth quarter trailing only by five, 48-43.
Despite the hot shooting from Hailey in the third period, the TexAnns came no closer than their five-point deficit to start the fourth quarter as the Thunderwolves opened the period with six straight points before outscoring Tarleton 20-16 in the period.
Tarleton's Mackenzie Hailey was the only TexAnn player to score in double-digits finishing with a game high 23 points.
Tiara Tatum and Ikpeaku Iwobi each added an additional eight points for the TexAnns.
The TexAnns finish the season with a 16-14 record, including a Lone Star Conference Tournament Championship.