By: Kiersten Ehr
Light up the star on Jackson Hall!
The women’s basketball team won 46-44 over the South Alabama Jaguars Wednesday night in a road game in Mobile Alabama at the Mitchell Center. The Bobcats are now on a one game-winning streak as Texas State has improved to 13-8 overall and 8-4 in Sun Belt Conference play.
At half the Bobcats were down 18-24 over the Jaguars, but finished the second half with 28 points over the Jaguars 20. Junior guard #1 Ayriel Anderson led the team to victory with a floor-high of 16 points.
Texas State finished the game with a high of 45 rebounds compared to 42 by the Jaguars. Senior #35 Erin People’s finished with eight points and junior #21 Kileah Mays ended with a team-high nine rebounds. The Women’s team will be back in action Saturday in UALR at 3 p.m.
The Texas State Men’s Basketball team dominated ferociously as the Bobcats made sure to pull out a 63-43 victory on the road in their five game losing slump. At half the Bobcats were up 36-18 over the Jags but only scored 27 points to South Alabama’s 25 in the second. Throughout the entire game Coach Kaspar made sure his Bobcats gained ball control and used their weapons on the court with their healthy bench active. Junior form Nebraska, Ethan Montalvo had 15 points in the game helping the Bobcats regain confidence. Montalvo joined Bill Culhane on the postgame show after the game, “We fill finifht the season strong.” Montalvo said. “I feel if we pick it up on our offense and use our weapons on the court we will have a great chance this season. Feels like we got a big weight off our shoulders. Feels great to get that win.” Senior guard Wes Davis came off the bench for the first time in five games. He played twenty one minutes hit a crucial three pointer right before the half. Junior JaMarcus Weatherspoon had his first career three-pointer in the game and scored 12 points. The Jaguar fans left abruptly in the second half as they cleared the arena to watch Texas State defeat South Alabama with ball control 39 minutes out of 40.
Texas State is now 11-10 overall, 5-7 in Sun Belt Conference play. The Bobcats will be back in action at UALR Little Rock Saturday at 5 p.m. as part of their two game road trip. Live coverage will be broadcasted on KTSW 89.9.