By Brenden Snow
Riding a three game win streak, the Texas State women’s basketball team ran into a brick wall in Sun-Belt juggernaut, Little Rock. The Bobcats scored the fewest points against the Trojans they have all season long, as they suffered a 63-48 loss.
The Bobcats fall to 11-6 on the season and 4-2 in Sun-Belt play with 12 games remaining. The ‘Cats will be returning back to San Marcos for their next two games, as the two Louisiana schools come to town.
The game started out promising for the Maroon and Gold as they led 18-10 after the first quarter and had the deep ball falling. Junior guard Toshua Leavitt went 3-3 from deep in the quarter and had the Bobcats rolling.
Then came the second quarter where it appeared some invisible lid sheltered the basket to prevent the Bobcats from scoring. The team shot just 4-14 and turned it over three times, ultimately scoring just 10 points in the quarter while the Trojans piled in 20 of their own. The Trojans took a 30-26 lead into the intermission.
In the third quarter the offensive woes continued as the Bobcats came out the locker room and scored just eight points compared to the Trojans’ 16. Leavitt and Taeler Deer were held to just six points in the quarter and Little Rock boosted their lead to 12, headed into the final stanza.
In the fourth quarter the road team was able to get a few heartbeats racing when they quietly cut the lead to eight, with just under seven minutes to play. Quickly the Trojans went on an 11-4 run to end the game as Texas State hit just one of their last seven field goals and fell 63-48.
Despite the disappointing result, Leavitt further cemented her Texas State legacy by knocking down career three pointer 196, tying her for first place in school history for career long balls.
The Bobcats will next hit the court Thursday evening when they host Louisiana Monroe before taking on the Ragin’ Cajuns on Saturday.
Featured image courtesy of Bill Culhane.