Bobcats down Arkansas State

Texas State Women's Basketball

Texas State (11-5, 4-1 Sun Belt) took sole possession of the second-place spot in the Sun Belt following Thursday’s convincing 67-55 win over Arkansas State.

"Without one of our starters, I thought our team stepped up in a big way," head coach Zenarae Antoine said in a statement. "We knew it would take more than one player to replace Brooke Holle in this game, and we received contributions from a number of players. Zelor Massaquoi brought so much energy to this game, I think that made a huge difference. This was a tough, tough win and I am proud of these girls."

Texas State came away with its fourth Sun Belt win but things looked grim in the first quarter. The Bobcats first bucket didn’t come until the 6:41 mark when sophomore guard Bailey Holle converted from the field. The Red Wolves closed the first quarter with a 12-6 lead.

Texas State went on to outscore its opponent in the remaining three quarters. Senior guard Taeler Deer and junior Toshua Leavitt continued to lead the Bobcats offensively with strong performances both shooting and in the lane. Deer recorded a team-high 24 points, while Leavitt ended with 16.

In the paint, senior Ericka May became a force pulling down 14 rebounds along with 11 points. The double-double would be May’s third of the season. As a whole, the Bobcats brought down 14 offensive rebounds which resulted in 18 second chance points. 

The first-ranked three-point shooting Bobcats continued to display a strong showing from beyond the arc on the evening. Texas State hit seven three-pointers to Arkansas State’s zero.

With a 4-1 record, the Bobcats now have an opportunity at the Sun Belt leader Arkansas-Little Rock (8-8, 5-0). 

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