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Bobcats’ final road game ends in loss

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Concluding their road schedule, the Bobcats take yet another loss against the UT-Arlington Mavericks.

The Mavericks defeated Texas State with a final score of 78-69.

UT-Arlington started the game off on a 5-0 run against the Bobcats. Texas State responded with a jumper from Whitney Apari, sophomore forward, to end the Mavericks run.

The first quarter ended in UT-Arlington’s favor at 19-11.

The Bobcats kicked off the second quarter of the game with a 3-pointer from Raven Burns, senior guard. The Mavericks followed that up with three 3-pointers in a row.

UT-Arlington continued to lead, the score stood at 37-29 at halftime.

The Mavericks held their lead to nine points in the third quarter, setting the score at 52-43.

A 3-pointer from Taeler Deer, sophomore guard, cut the lead to five with 36 seconds left in the game.
UT-Arlington quickly increased their lead and ended the game leading by nine.

Leading the Bobcats in points was Kailtin Walla, redshirt sophomore guard, with 16.
Walla also grabbed three rebounds and shot seven-for-fifteen from the field.

Kiani Lurry, freshman guard, scored the second highest of the game. Lurry scored 12 points and five rebounds. The freshman went five-for-six from the field.

Burns, Apari and Ayriel Anderson, senior guard, all scored 10 points each.

Lurry and Ericka May, sophomore guard, both led in rebounds with five apiece.

Leading the Mavericks was Rebekah Vandijk, sophomore center, who scored 33 points and nine rebounds after going 11-for-16 from the field and 11-for-14 from the stripe.

Following Vandijk was Amar Wainwright, redshirt senior guard, who scored 12 points and grabbed five rebounds. Wainwright went four-for-10 from the field and two-for-five from the 3-point line.

UT-Arlington shot 53.3 percent from the field and 53.8 from beyond the arc as a team.
The Bobcats were held to shooting 44.4 percent from the field and only 23.1 percent from the free throw line.

Texas State only allowed the Mavericks to score 28 points in the paint and six off of turnovers. The Bobcats scored 18 points in the paint and scored 21 points off of 17 turnovers.

This loss brought Texas State’s overall record to 12-16 and their conference record to 7-11.

This game would’ve tied both the Bobcats and the Mavericks at sixth place in the Sun Belt if Texas State had won.

UT-Arlington is just above the Bobcats in the Sun Belt standings with a 9-9 conference record and 14-14 on the year.

For the Bobcats last two games of the season, they will be hosting two home games. On Thursday, Texas State will be hosting Troy at 5:30 p.m. Two days later the Bobcats are playing their final regular season game against South Alabama at 2:00 p.m.