By Russell Ramsey
The Texas State women’s basketball team performed well in their home opener, besting The University of Incarnate Word 67-50 for their first win of the season.
The Bobcats offense got off to a slow start, but would eventually pick up with the help of Whitney Apari, who finished with 16 points. The defense starred in place of the offense, holding UIW to 35.8 percent shooting and 28.6 percent from behind the three-point line. The Bobcats finished with four steals as a team, but they continued to put pressure on Cardinal shooters all game.
Offensively, the Bobcats did not look completely polished at first, but turned the intensity up in the second half. The Bobcats ended up with a 42.2 percent field goal percentage, going 30.8 percent from behind the three-point line. The work on the offensive boards led to seven second-chance points for the Bobcats. The team also finished with 12 assists and 43 points of the bench, displaying this team’s ability to find the open pass for easy buckets.
The key players in tonight’s game were Apari, who finished with 16 points on 19 minutes, as well as Taeler Deer, who finished with 12 points, two assists and a steal.
The Bobcats play Texas Southern University at home on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. before going on the road for a three game homestead at Houston, University of Texas San Antonio and Baylor.
Featured image by Eddie Lerma.