Deer’s 44 points leads Bobcats to win over Texas Tech

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Texas State Women's Basketball

Taeler Deer scored a career-high 44 points to help Texas State to a 87-70 season-opening win over Texas Tech on Sunday inside the United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock. 

Deer’s 44-point effort is tied for the most points ever scored against Texas Tech in program history. She shot 17-of-27 and added eight assists. 

Alongside the senior guard’s performance, the Bobcat defense stifled the Lady Raiders. Texas State forced 20 turnovers Sunday and held a plus-13 turnover margin. Offensively, the Bobcats shot 52.3 percent from the field. Sophomore guard Brooke Holle added 17 points and four steals, while junior guard Toshua Leavitt tallied 12 points and four assists. Senior forward Ericka May had a team-high 11 rebounds. Freshman guard Chania Wright recorded seven points and freshman forward Jayla Johnson scored three points in their collegiate debuts.  

Texas State jumped out to a 26-23 lead after the first quarter. The second quarter was highly contested with the Bobcats narrowly outscoring the Lady Raiders, 17-16, to hold a 43-39 advantage at halftime. 

Texas State pulled away from Texas Tech in the third quarter. The Bobcats outscored the Lady Raiders, 25-12, and took a 68-51 lead into the fourth quarter. Texas State and Texas Tech both scored 19 points in the final quarter, and the Bobcats claimed the 87-70 win. 

Texas State (1-0) continues its season Wednesday against Incarnate Word (0-2) on the road inside McDermott Center in San Antonio at 6 p.m.

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