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Week in review: Women’s basketball

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Raven Burns shoots a lay up.
After falling to UT-Arlington, Troy, and South Alabama this week, the Bobcats ended their regular season on a six-game losing streak.
On Tuesday, the UT-Arlington Mavericks hosted Texas State for their last road game of the season. The Mavericks were able to overpower the Bobcats enough to defeat them 78-69.
The Bobcats were outscored in the first and third quarters of the game, but tied with the Mavericks in the second and fourth. However, UT-Arlington led the entire game.
Texas State had five players score double digits against the Mavericks.
 
Leading the Bobcats in points was Kaitlin Walla, redshirt sophomore guard. Walla scored 16 points and grabbed three boards. The guard went seven-for-fifteen from the field and two-for-six from beyond the arc.
 
Following Walla in points was Kiani Lurry, freshman guard, who scored 12. Lurry tied with Ericka May, sophomore guard, for most rebounds at five. 
 
Whitney Apari, sophomore forward, Raven Burns, senior guard and Ayriel Anderson, senior guard, each scored 10 points apiece.
 
As a team, the Bobcats shot 44.4 percent from the field and 23.1 percent from the 3-point line.
 
Rebekah Vandijk, sophomore center for the Mavericks, scored a game-high 33 points to go along with her 9 boards. 
 
UT-Arlington shot 53.3 percent from the field and 53.8 percent from beyond the arc. The Mavericks were allowed 28 points in the paint. 
 
Texas State hosted Troy in their second to last home game on Thursday.
 
The Trojans defeated the Bobcats with a final score of 88-73. 
 
Troy outscored Texas State in every quarter of the game except the third, when the Bobcats outscored them 19-16.
 
Walla led the Texas State in points once again with 14. The guard additionally grabbed six rebounds. Walla went four-for-twelve from the field and three-for-seven from the 3-point line.
 
Whitney Apari, sophomore forward, scored 13 points for the Bobcats. Apari also grabbed four rebounds and went six-for-eleven from the field.
 
Overall, Texas State shot 35.2 percent from the field and 30.0 percent from beyond the arc.
 
The Bobcats scored 34 points off the bench, and 24 in the paint.
 
Ashley Beverly Kelley, senior guard for the Trojans, scored a game-high 22 points and 12 rebounds- giving herself a double-double.
 
As a team, Troy shot 39.1 percent from the field and were held to shooting only 27.3 percent from the 3-point line.
 
The Trojans were allowed 36 points in the paint, 16 off of turnovers and 43 from the bench. 
 
For Texas State’s last game of the regular season, they hosted South Alabama at home.
 
The Jaguars led the Bobcats for the entire game, and ended with a final score of 70-56.
 
South Alabama started the game off by our scoring Texas State by seven in the first quarter. Every quarter after that belonged to the Jaguars.
 
It was senior night for the players, and the two senior Bobcats led the team in points.
 
Anderson scored a team-high 19 points and three rebounds. Anderson went seven-for-eleven from the field and three-for-five from the 3-point line.
 
Following Anderson was Burns, who scored 17 points and three rebounds. Burns went four-for-12 from the field and two-for-five from beyond the arc. 
 
The Bobcats shot 32.1 percent from the field and 40.0 percent from the 3-point line.
 
Texas State scored 21 points off of turnovers.
 
Colby Davis, junior guard for the Jaguars, scored a team-high 15 points and two boards. Davis went four-for-seven from the field and two-for-three from the perimeter.
 
South Alabama shot 53.3 percent from the field and 44.4 percent from the 3-point line.
 
The Jaguars were allowed 33 points in the paint.
 
Ending the season on three more losses sets the Bobcats’ overall record to 12-18. Texas State’s conference record is 7-13. The Bobcats clinched the seventh seed in the Sun Belt.