By JohnPaul Ekpe
Texas State women’s basketball (5-2) blew out Texas College (3-5) in a 105-37 win Sunday afternoon at the University Events Center, marking their third win in a row.
The Bobcats’ 105-point performance Sunday afternoon marked the most points scored by the team under Head Coach Zenarae Antoine. The Bobcats won 100-42 in their previous matchup against the Texas College Steers on Nov. 13, 2009. The 105 points were the most points scored by Texas State since putting up 105 against Huston-Tillotson on Jan. 3, 2011.
Texas State went on a 10-point run midway through the first quarter and never looked back. The Bobcats continued to dominate, making it 45-18 at halftime, only allowing nine points against them in both the first and second quarters.
Redshirt senior guard Tianna Eaton erupted for a career-high 21 points on 9-of-10 shooting for the Bobcats. She also finished with three rebounds, two steals, an assist and a block.
“My teammates and coaches have been great by challenging me in practice,” Eaton said. “Running our sets from practice and having real people in front of us helped out a lot.”
The 5-foot-10 guard was scoreless until the near end of the second quarter when she scored on a second-chance layup. Eaton went on to score back-to-back jumpers late in the third quarter, capitalized by a three-pointer with 11 seconds left. Her efficiency carried over to the fourth quarter where she scored 12 points on 5-of-5 from the field.
“We stayed disciplined and did what coach asked us to do,” graduate student guard Jo’Nah Johnson said. “We’re also having fun with each other. Swinging the ball around and watching people score is exciting. Tianna scoring 21 points tonight made me excited like it was me.”
After halftime, the Bobcats’ held Texas College to four points in the third quarter and ballooned their lead up to 52 going into the final quarter. The Steers went on to score 15 points, most of any quarter, during the fourth led by guard Mystique Womack. Womack scored a game-high 24 points.
“These games are opportunities for us to work on a lot of different things,” Antoine said. “A lot of different players had the opportunity today to step in and work on some things we’ve been working on and work on some things they need to get better at while also working on conditioning at the same time.”
The Texas State Bobcats look to continue its three-game winning streak as the Bobcats are set to face Lamar on Friday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Montagne Center. The game will be broadcasted live on ESPN+.
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