Women’s basketball team sweeps Rajun’ Cajuns to extend winning streak

Sports Reporter

The Texas State women's basketball extended its winning streak to four games with a 70-64 victory Saturday against the Louisiana Rajun’ Cajuns.

The Bobcats' four-game winning streak is the longest in Coach Zenarae Antoine's three-year tenure.

"I don't talk to them in terms of winning streaks," Antoine said. "Maybe twice I've mentioned where we are in the standings. My thought process is always the next game, and where we are, and getting better. That's the language they hear from me. Streaks and records are just for the players and fans to enjoy."

Texas State attempted 44 free throws in the contest, including 25 in the second half. The Bobcats averaged 37.3 free throws in the past four games.

"Our kids are always finding a way to be consistent at the free throw line," Antoine said. “We have been able to get to the free throw line and we are doing a better job being able to finish. It's been a focus for us. This particular team is able to take advantage."

The Bobcats improved to 7-3 in the conference after defeating Troy, Western Kentucky, Louisiana-Monroe and Louisiana in consecutive games. They are one game behind first-place holder Arkansas State in the Sun Belt.

"I don't know what the key is, but these kids are doing a good job staying on task and following the game plan," Antoine said. "Student athletes are well aware of where they are in the standings. Your focus should be on how we are going to get better.”

Junior guard Meghan Braeuer scored 7 points on 2 of 7 shooting in 32 minutes. Senior guard Kaylan Martin scored a career-high 18 points and senior center Ashley Ezeh recorded her second double-double of the season. 

Sophomore center Kileah Mays tallied a career-high 16 rebounds in 24 minutes.

"I think the whole team is just clicking on all cylinders," Braeuer said. "People have been stepping up and contributing to the team every game. It's really exciting."

Texas State is 7-3 with six single-digit wins. 

"Winning motivates you," Braeuer said. "It's a lot easier since we figured out how to win. The winning just motivates you to come to practice, work hard and get better every day. We have eight games left and we are not done."