By Caleb Ryan-Davies
The Texas State Women’s Basketball team started their season on Saturday afternoon against Texas A&M International at home in Strahan Coliseum. The Bobcats, coming off their first year in the Sun Belt Conference with a 16-6 overall record on the year and 12-6 in conference, look to improve on that record with nine of the 15 players on last year’s roster returning this season.
After a slow start the Bobcats quickly found their rhythm behind the leadership of seniors Jacqueline Jeffcoat and Meghan Braeuer, who put up a combined 22 points throughout the first half of the game. At the half, the Bobcats led the Dustdevils 46-27.
The Bobcats were able to hold a lead throughout the entire game and improved to 1-0 on the season after a dominant 83-65 win over the Dustdevils. Erin Peoples, a first team preseason All-SBC pick, ended the afternoon with 16 points and was tied for best on the team with Jacquiline Jeffcoat. Ayriel Anderson led the Bobcats in steals with six and finished the day with nine points overall.
The Bobcats will look to continue their early season success on Nov. 18 in Lubbock against the Texas Tech Red Raiders. That game can be heard on KTSW 89.9 FM or online at KTSW.net.