Texas State Gives Little Rock First Conference Loss

By Adam Byerly
Sports Reporter

Texas State held the Trojan Little Rock to less than 50 points and shot 60 percent to give Little Rock their first conference loss of the season by a 64-47 score Saturday afternoon at Strahan Coliseum.

Texas State, winners of seven of its last eight, improved 13-10 on the season and 8-4 in conference play. Little Rock, who entered the contest undefeated against conference competition (12-0)  falls to 18-7 overall (12-1 Sun Belt).

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Bobcats in pink. Photo by Eddie Lerma

The Bobcats shot  62.2 percent from the field, knocking down 28 of 45 shots, including 3 of 6 from 3-point range. Taeler Deer, who also paced the Bobcats with seven rebounds, led the way with 16 points, making 7 of 9 shots and two free throws. Kaitlin Walla joined Deer in double-digits with 13 points as she made 6 of 9 shots.

Texas State outscored Little Rock 28-16 in the paint, 27-16 in bench points and outrebounded the Trojans 28-27.

Little Rock was led by Kyra Collier’s 10 points. Collier and Carolee Dillard each finished with six rebounds. The Trojans concluded the contest shooting 34.5 percent (19-of-55) from the floor.
Texas State will next play Georgia State on Thursday at 6 p.m. in Atlanta, Georgia.
You can listen to the game live on KTSW 89.9.

Featured image by Eddie Lerma

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