The Texas State women’s basketball team had its final lead against Northwestern State at 58-56 with five minutes remaining. Northwestern State’s 3-point and free throw shooting were too much for the Bobcats to overcome.
“I thought they just shot the ball extremely well, and we were unfortunate and got some key match ups for us (to get into) foul trouble situations late,” said Coach Suzanne Fox about the major turning points in the game.
The Texas State women’s basketball team fell to the Lady Demons 80-72.
The Bobcats had a 19-8 lead in the first 10 minutes of the contest. It was Texas State’s largest of the game.
Texas State posted an 8-0 run to start the game after a layup from Gabriell Mattox, sophomore forward. The Demons’ first points came from two free throws by Demetria White, Northwestern State guard.
The Bobcats trailed for the first time in the game with 22 seconds remaining in the first half after Brittiany Houston, Northwestern State guard, hit the Demons’ fifth 3-pointer of the game to put them up 31-29. The Demons rallied back, knocking down four 3-pointers in the last six and a half minutes of the first half to tie the game at 31.
The lead did not last long as Victoria Davis, junior guard, hit a shot at the buzzer to tie the game going into halftime.
The Bobcats dropped to 12-14 on the season and 6-8 in Southland Conference play while Northwestern State improved to 16-11 overall and 8-6 in SLC play.
The Bobcats face Texas-San Antonio 7 p.m. Wednesday in the I-35 rivalry game on the road. UTSA is tied for first place in the SLC standings at 12-2 in conference and 19-8 overall.