Three Takeaways: Bobcats bounce back with win over Jaguars

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Texas State Women's Basketball

Texas State improved to 2-1 in Sun Belt play following Thursday night’s home opener win over South Alabama, 78-63.

Three takeaways from the Bobcats win over the Jaguars

1. The quick start

Texas State jumped out to a 24-12 lead in the first quarter and piled onto the lead in the second. At the half, the Bobcats were leading 45-26 with senior forward Ti’Aira Pitts scoring 11 of her 14 points in the half. Pitts knocked down both of her 3 point attempts and shot 3-for-4 from the free throw line. Texas State shot 47 percent from the 3-point line to South Alabama’s 17.6 percent. The Bobcats also took advantage from the free throw line, shooting 71.4 percent.

2. Battling through a tough 3rd quarter

South Alabama had Texas State on its heels for most of the third quarter. The Jaguars went on a 18-4 run, cutting the Bobcat lead down to five. Junior guard Toshua Leavitt provided some relief during the second half struggles and got Texas State back on track in the fourth. Leavitt recorded 14 of her 28 points to close out the game. Senior guard Taeler Deer and sophomore guard Brooke Holle each played a significant role in the 70+ point night for the Bobcats as well. Deer nearly recorded a triple double with 11 points, nine rebounds and eight assists. Holle closed out the night with 11 points, six rebounds and two steals.

3. The pride and hustle of Antoine’s group

The Bobcats were clearly out-sized in many positions against South Alabama. But Texas State matched a team that is known for its rebounding (42-42) and won the turnover battle (17-7). The turnovers led to 20 points for Texas State down the stretch, putting the game out of reach. 

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