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November 18th, 2009
Poor shooting sinks Bobcat women


In a game during which it seemed that neither team wanted to score, the Texas State women’s basketball team scored less than its visitors, falling to Louisiana-Monroe, 54-48, Tuesday night at Strahan Coliseum.

The Bobcats shot only 30.2 percent (16 of 53) as they fell to 1-1. It’s equally true that Louisiana-Monroe shot only 28.4 percent (19 of 67). However, Louisiana-Monroe outrebounded Texas State, 47-38, resulting in many more chances.

Louisiana-Monroe scored the first five points and led for the entire game. After Monroe led, 27-22, at halftime, the Bobcats crept closer in the second half and came within 50-48 with 1:49 left. However, the visitors made four free throws down the stretch, while the Bobcats couldn’t put any points on the board.

Chika Ofoegbu, the only Texas State player feeling one with the basket, made eight of nine field goal attempts and finished the game with 17 points to lead all scorers. Combined, the rest of the Texas State team made only eight of 44 field goal attempts (18.2 percent).

Priscilla Mbiandja led Louisiana-Monroe with 16 points, while teammate Shannon Davis chipped in with 13.

The Bobcats are back in action next Monday night at Strahan Coliseum against Southwest Assemblies of God (7 p.m.). Following that game, the Bobcats will go to Fort Collins, CO, where they will begin the Coors Rocky Mountain Invitational against Colorado State on Nov. 27 at 7 p.m.

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