The SMS Lady Bears squandered an 11-point first half lead in a 77-74 loss to Denver University. Denver went on a 12-0 run to close the first half. In the second half, SMS took the lead twice, but couldn’t hold on to it. A former Sprinfieldian did the Lady Bears in. Kickapoo High School graduate Ashley Atkinson scored 12 points for Denver and hit a three-pointer to give them the lead for good in the second half. SMS is 3-3.