By Kyle Spencer
Texas State picked up their 7th conference win at home against Arkansas State 63-43, Thursday afternoon.
Deer ended with 19 points on 8-15 shooting and dished out five assists as well. Deer was also a force defensively recording four steals in the win. Erin Peoples came alive in the 2nd half going 3-3 from the floor and scoring seven points. Peoples ended with 11 points and five boards.
Texas state trailed after the first quarter 17-12, but came out in the 2nd with a bang. Outscoring the Red Wolves 21-5 and taking a 33-22 lead at the half. The scoring outburst was lead by Taeler Deer and Amber Jones who combined for 15 points at the half. The Bobcats were shooting 48% from the field while holding Arkansas State to 32% at the half.
The Bobcats didn’t look back from there, winning the 3rd and 4th quarter to close out the game. Texas State forced the Red Wolves to turn the ball over 23 times while only turning the ball over 15 times. Those 23 turnovers lead to 22 Bobcat points Texas State was also able to control the paint outscoring Arkansas State 28-18 in the lane. The Bobcats bench also contributed in the win, outscoring the Red Wolves bench 18-13.
Texas State has now won six of their last seven games. This win represents their 7th conference win of the season, and the Bobcats are holding down the 4th spot in the Sun Belt Conference. Texas State stays home this Saturday to play Little Rock at 2 p.m. This game is the first of a doubleheader on Saturday. Texas State Men’s basketball plays shortly after at 4:30 p.m. against Little Rock as well.
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