On their final three-game road stand of the season, the Bobcats have already taken two losses.
Texas State traveled to Jonesboro, Arkansas to play the Arkansas State Red Wolves this past Thursday. After leaving Jonesboro, the team went to Little Rock to play the Little Rock Trojans on Saturday.
The Bobcats lost to the Red Wolves with a final score of 87-50. Arkansas State leads the Sun Belt with a conference record of 18-0 now. Also, the Red Wolves overall record has improved to 24-3 after defeating Texas State.
Arkansas State outscored the Bobcats in every quarter of the game. The Red Wolves ended the first quarter up 15-11. Continuing their lead in the second quarter, Arkansas State outscored Texas State 20-10 and ended the first half leading 35-21.
By the third quarter, Arkansas State outscored Texas State by 18 points. The Red Wolves only allowed the Bobcats to score eight points compared to their 26 points. The Bobcats bounced back with a 21-point fourth quarter.
Taeler Deer, sophomore guard, led Texas State in points with 14. Deer went four-for-eight from the field and one-for-three from beyond the arc. The guard took six attempts at the line and made five of them.
Following Deer was Raven Burns, senior guard. Burns scored 13 points after going five-for-twelve from the field and three-for-eight from the 3-point line.
Leading the Bobcats in rebounds was Ericka May, sophomore guard, who grabbed six boards. May also dished out two assists.
The Red Wolves’ Khadija Brown-Haywood, senior forward, led all players in points with 22. Brown-Haywood was one rebound away from getting a double-double. The forward went nine-for-16 from the field and four-for-seven from the perimeter.
After losing to Arkansas State, the Bobcats took another loss two days later to Little Rock.
The Trojans defeated Texas State with a final score of 57-45.
Little Rock outscored the Bobcats in every quarter except the fourth.
The first quarter ended in the Trojans favor, 6-8. Little Rock improved their lead to 10 points by halftime, ending the first half with a score of 27-17.
Texas State only let the Trojans outscore them by four points in the third, 16-20. Texas State then outscored Little Rock by two in the final quarter of the game.
Deer led the Bobcats in points with 13. She also grabbed five rebounds and went five-for-ten from the field.
Leading Texas State in rebounds was De’Jionae Calloway, freshman forward, who grabbed six boards and scored two points.
The Trojans’ Shanity James, senior forward, scored 18 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. James was the only player with a double-double. The forward shot eight-for-twelve from the field.
Little Rock is second in the Sun Belt, just under the Red Wolves, with a conference record of 14-4 and an overall of 16-11.
The Bobcats clinched the seventh playoff seed, despite being on a three-game losing streak. Texas State is 7-10 in the conference and 12-15 on the year.
With one more road game this Tuesday against UT-Arlington, the Bobcats are then heading home to host their final two home games of the season.