The opening exhibition game for the women’s basketball team came down to a free throw Saturday.With two seconds left on the clock, Abilene Christian’s Jenny Jackson hit a free throw to edge out the Bearkats 78-77.Huge performances by Stacy Allen and Kelly Brown from the perimeter were not overshadowed by the loss though. Both led the Bearkats in a hot perimeter game for SHSU with Allen going three for three and Brown hitting four of seven from the outside. Allen’s 26 points and Brown’s 24 points accounted for over half of the Bearkats’ 77 points.Although the Bearkats had a two point lead going into the half, they were unable to hold onto it in the final period.Abilene’s post Melanie Carter put up some big numbers for the Wildcats to keep them in the game. Carter went 15 for 15 from the floor for 30 points, and she added another seven from the free throw line.While the Bearkats were on top at the free throw line hitting 69.2 percent compared to Abilene’s 42.9 percent, the Wildcats were hitting it from the field with 57.4 percent compared to SHSU’s 48.4 percent.Abilene was also on top of the ball on rebounds. The Wildcats claimed 31 out of 59 rebounds.The Bearkats will play a non-conference game against Texas Christian University Nov. 16 on the road at 7 p.m.