By Adam Byerly
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).
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.