By Kaycee Wiedman
After a tough loss over the weekend against Air Force, the Texas State Bobcats (1-1) get back on track during the mid-week match against Prairie View A&M Panthers (1-1) by winning 75-48.
In the first half, Deshawn Davidson opened the match by scoring three points in the first minute of the game. The Panthers, however, did not let the Bobcats get a huge lead and ended the first half with 43 points for Texas State and 28 points for Prairie View A&M.
In the second half, the Bobcats started to slow their momentum and made multiple passing errors, allowing the Panthers to catch up to only a 15-point gap at the start of the second. The Bobcats were able to regain focus and communicate as a team resulting in a match win and a 27-point lead for the Bobcats.
Senior guard, Nijal Pearson was given his fourth All Time Scorer award in his Texas State career, and during the game was able to put 23 points on the board for the Bobcats.
“Nijal played a great game both defensively and offensively,” Coach Danny Kasper said. “He did a heck of a job.” Kasper also elaborated on the leadership aspects Pearson has and the kind of asset that provides to the team.
Deshawn Davidson was the second highest scorer during the game with 11 points for the Bobcats. Isiah Small scored 9 points, and Mason Harrell and Eric Terry both tied with 6 points each during the game.
Looking forward, the Bobcats will hit the road to play 24th ranked team, Baylor Bears in Waco on Nov. 15th at 8:00 p.m.
“This is going to be a tough game,” Davidson said. “We need to focus on defense and go out hard and play like a team through the adrenaline.” Davidson is a transfer from Des Moines Area Community College and is adjusting well with his teammates this season.
If you are unable to attend the game, tune in to KTSW 89.9 for live coverage starting at 7:30 p.m.
Featured image by Kaycee Wiedman.