The basketball teams at Texas State continue to lag near the bottom of the Southland Conference standings after they split over the weekend against McNeese State.
The women’s team snapped a five-game losing streak with a 62-58 win against McNeese State at Strahan Coliseum. However, the win still leaves the Bobcats out of the playoff picture at this moment.
Texas State now is 9-12 overall and 3-6 in the Southland Conference. The Bobcats are ninth in the league, which will take eight teams to its conference tournament in March. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Sam Houston State are tied for seventh at 4-4 in the league.
Gabriell Mattox of Texas State led all scorers with 17 points, followed by 14 from teammate Aimee Hilburn. Texas State led. 27-16, at halftime.
The Bobcats dominated inside, outscoring the visitors, 32-14, from the paint. McNeese State, which made just 25 percent of its field goal attempts, is 10-11 overall and 2-6 in the league after its third straight loss.
Even though Brandon Bush and Brent Benson each scored 22 points for the Bobcat men’s team, it still lost, 85-79, at McNeese State.
The Bobcats took a 55-51 lead with 13:27 left, but didn’t score in the next five minutes as McNeese went on a 10-0 run to take the lead for good. The Bobcats made it as close as 66-64 with 6:17 left, but couldn’t close the deal.
Texas State fell to 10-12 overall and 3-6 in the Southland Conference. The Bobcats are in a three-way tie for eighth place with Lamar and Southeastern Louisiana. McNeese State is all alone in seventh place at 3-5 in the league and 9-12 overall.Email | Print