Texas State Women’s Basketball Split First Two Conference Games

By Kyle Spencer
Sports Director

Texas State women’s basketball is now 1-1 in Sun Belt conference play going into 2017.

On Thursday, the Bobcats got a big win over the visiting Coastal Carolina 83-62. In that game, the Texas State bench was the story, out scoring the Chanticleer bench 50-3.

Kaitlin Walla also had her best game of the season, shooting 6-10 from the field and 3-5 from the arch, totaling a season-high 17 points. McKinley Bostad and Toshua Leavitt both posted 14 points in the winning effort as well. Four Bobcat players scored in double-figures.

“The kids were able to do exactly what we said. Be poised, play poised and be patient,” Head Coach Zenarae Antoine said after the win.

The story was a bit different the following Saturday for this Bobcat team.

Texas State fell to Appalachian State 66-64 in a tight game. Texas State lost a six point lead with about six minutes left to go in the fourth quarter.

Turnovers led to easy buckets for the Mountaineers and the deficit became a tie at 64-64. Appalachian State was able to score the go-ahead bucket with three seconds remaining. Texas State made one last attempt from half-court, but could not complete the miracle.

Ti’Ara Pitts continued her hot play totaling 14 points on 5-10 shooting.

Texas State will be back in action next Saturday at 2 p.m. against UTA at Strahan Coliseum. That game will be available to listen to on KTSW 89.9.

Featured image by Eddie Lerma.

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