For the second straight game, the Texas State women’s basketball team held the lead on the road for much of the assignment, but ultimately fell short. The Bobcats lost, 79-69, at Central Arkansas.
The Bobcats fell to 0-3 in the Southland Conference and 4-10 overall. Central Arkansas is 1-2 and 11-5.
Texas State took its largest lead at 16-9 with 13:28 left in the first hand and stayed ahead until Central Arkansas’ Desiree Rogers made a layup to tie the game, 36-36, less than three minutes into the second half. Chika Ofoegbu made a layup for the Bobcats to give them their final lead of the game, 38-36, with 16:54 remaining.
In the next 5:10, though, Central Arkansas went on a 16-5 cruise, building a 52-43 lead from which the Bobcats never recovered. Central Arkansas scored with six free throws during the run.
An 11-0 run for Central Arkansas covering 3:33 gave the Bears their largest lead, 69-54, with 2:36 left.
The Bobcats held a considerable shooting advantage, hitting 28 of 62 field goal attempts (45.2 percent), compared with Central Arkansas’ 21 for 57 (36.8 percent). However, the Bears killed Texas State at the free throw line and on the boards. The Bobcats only attempted 11 free throws, making six. Central Arkansas made 29 of 37 free throws. Central Arkansas outrebounded Texas State, 49-28.
Rogers led all scorers with 28 points. Central Arkansas’ Nakeia Guiden added 22 for the Bears. Diamond Ford led Texas State with 15 points, followed by Victoria Davis (12), Kelsey Krupa (11) and Ofoegbu (10).
The Bobcats return home this week, playing Sam Houston State Wednesday at Strahan Coliseum (7 p.m.), then playing at home Saturday against Lamar (4 p.m.).Email | Print