San Marcos Mercury | Local News from San Marcos and Hays County, Texas

January 13th, 2008
Bobcat women remain atop conference in roundball

By MICHAEL WRIGHT
Sports Reporter

SAN MARCOSThe Texas State Bobcats (8-7, 2-0) womens team is now 2-0 in Southland Conference play after defeating the Central Arkansas Sugar Bears (2-13, 0-2) 95-63 at Strahan Coliseum Saturday.

Senior guard, Joyce Ekworomadu opened the game with a 3-pointer and scored 9 early points to give the Bobcats a 12-2 lead just two minutes into the game. The Sugar Bears responded to that early run and tightened the score to 19-16 but the ‘Cats went on another run that ended with an 18 point half time lead 45-27. The Bobcats didn’t let up in the 2nd half as they continued to extend their lead and outscored Central Arkansas 50-36 for the half.

The 95 points scored by the Bobcats marked the highest point total against a Southland Conference opponent in Head Coach Suzanne Fox’s eleven seasons. This beat the record set last year when they scored 90 at Central Arkansas. This was also the most points in an Southland Conference game since a Bobcats 96-43 win over UTSA on Feb. 13, 1993.

Ekworomadu’s hot start helped her finish with 19 points for the night. She also led the team with 8 rebounds. Victoria Davis (14 pts on 5-6 shooting, 4 assists) and Ashley Cole (15 pts, 4 rebounds) were also key players as the Bobcats made 25-30 free throws for the game and the defense held Central Arkansas to 36.7% shooting from the field.

Texas State will play the Lady Lions from Southeastern Louisiana (7-8, 1-1) next Thursday, January 17th as they will try to break their seven game road losing streak. The Bobcats are currently one of the only three undefeated teams in Southland Conference play. The other two unbeatens are UT Arlington and Stephen F. Austin at 2-0.

Box Score

1st

2nd

Final

Texas State

45

50

95

Central Arkansas

27

36

63

Texas State

Total

3-point

Rebounds

##

Player

p

fgm-fga

fgm-fga

ftm-fta

off-def

tot

pf

tp

a

to

blk

stl

min

04

Davis, Victoria

*

5-6

0-1

4-6

1-0

1

3

14

4

1

0

2

18

12

DeGrate, Brooke

*

2-4

2-3

0-0

1-1

2

2

6

3

0

0

1

18

22

Ekworomadu, Joyce

*

6-13

4-8

3-3

3-5

8

2

19

2

6

0

2

25

33

Cessna, Kim

*

2-8

0-3

2-2

0-5

5

4

6

1

2

0

0

19

34

Hilburn, Aimee

*

1-8

0-2

4-4

2-5

7

2

6

1

1

1

3

23

02

Cole, Ashley

4-8

1-3

6-7

2-2

4

0

15

1

0

0

1

17

03

Bradford, Ryann

0-2

0-2

2-2

0-1

1

1

2

2

1

0

1

15

11

Trumble, Shandryn

2-3

2-3

0-0

1-0

1

0

6

0

0

0

0

8

14

Evans-Sluga, Tamarra

3-5

1-3

0-0

1-0

1

0

7

1

0

0

0

14

21

Wilson, Brittany

3-6

0-3

0-0

2-3

5

4

6

0

1

0

1

18

24

Ofoegbu, Chika

2-2

0-0

2-4

2-2

4

0

6

0

0

1

0

10

31

Williams, Mallory

0-1

0-1

0-0

0-1

1

0

0

1

1

0

0

4

54

Moser, Marie

0-2

0-0

2-2

3-1

4

2

2

0

0

0

0

11

TM

TEAM

0-2

2

0

Totals…………..

30-68

10-32

25-30

18-28

46

20

95

16

13

2

11

200

44.1%

31.3%

83.3%

Team summary:

FG

3FG

FT

1st Half:

14-32

7-19

10-11

43.8%

36.8%

90.9%

2nd Half:

16-36

3-13

15-19

44.4%

23.1%

78.9%

 
 

Central Arkansas

Total

3-point

Rebounds

##

Player

p

fgm-fga

fgm-fga

ftm-fta

off-def

tot

pf

tp

a

to

blk

stl

min

23

Kelleybrew, Meaghen

*

1-6

0-1

2-3

4-3

7

1

4

0

3

0

1

25

25

Velazquez, Alex

*

3-8

0-0

4-6

4-3

7

3

10

3

2

0

1

37

30

Anderson, Laura Beth

*

4-9

1-2

2-4

0-5

5

4

11

7

7

0

3

34

31

Sample, Allyson

*

4-10

3-7

0-0

3-1

4

2

11

1

4

0

0

21

35

Adair, Jamye

*

4-8

1-1

2-2

0-2

2

4

11

1

2

0

1

23

03

Taylor, Chorcelle

1-2

0-0

0-0

0-1

1

2

2

0

1

1

0

5

12

Bolden, Carnisha

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

6

15

Nickell, Meagan

4-11

3-8

1-2

1-3

4

2

12

1

2

0

0

21

20

Lee, Kia

0-2

0-2

0-0

0-1

1

1

0

0

2

1

0

9

32

Betts, Whitney

1-4

0-1

0-0

2-3

5

5

2

1

1

0

1

19

TM

TEAM

1-1

2

0

Totals…………..

22-60

8-22

11-17

15-23

38

25

63

14

24

2

7

200

36.7%

36.4%

64.7%

Team summary:

FG

3FG

FT

1st Half:

10-33

3-12

4-9

30.3%

25.0%

44.4%

2nd Half:

12-27

5-10

7-8

44.4%

50.0%

87.5%

Attendance: 574
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