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January 6th, 2010
Texas State defeats Oklahoma Panhandle State, 69-57


Cameron Johnson scored 12 points and grabbed a game-high eight rebounds to lead a balanced scoring attack as the Texas State men’s basketball team closed out its non-conference schedule with a 69-57 victory over Oklahoma Panhandle State on Tuesday night at Strahan Coliseum.

Johnson was one of three Bobcats to score in double figures as Jonathan Sloan equaled his season-best with 10 points and Uriel Segura came off the bench to net 10 as well. In addition, Dylan Hale and Emmanuel Bidias A’ Moute netted eight points each and John Bowman netted six points for the Bobcats who improved their record to 6-8 this season and ninth straight home game dating back to the 2008-09 season.

Marcale Marshall scored a game-high 17 points to lead Oklahoma Panhandle State, while Reggie Lassister added 12 points and Kevin Geofroy netted 11 for the Aggies, who fell to 4-8 this season.

The two teams battled back and forth early in the game as there were four lead changes and three ties in the first half. The four lead changes and three ties came in the first 9:07 of the game before Sloan made a lay-up with 10:53 to give the Bobcats a 17-15 lead.

Texas State increased its lead to eight points before Ryan White stole the ball and nailed a three-point field goal to give the Bobcats a 34-23 at halftime.

The Bobcats held a 44-26 lead with 14:26 before the Aggies uses a 14-2 run to close to within six points, 46-40, with 9:29 left to play.

Segura nailed a three-point field goal from the top of the key to start a 16-6 rally that gave Texas State a 64-46 lead with 4:58 remaining in the game. The only points Texas State scored the rest of the way were a pair of free throws by John Rybak and J.B. Conley, along with one more free throw by John Bowman.

Texas State opens its Southland Conference schedule this Saturday at UT Arlington in a game that will be played in Texas Hall at 1 p.m.


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