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February 4th, 2010
Bobcat women snap hoop losing streak

STAFF REPORT

The Texas State women’s basketball team didn’t have point guard Victoria Davis Wednesday night, but Chika Ofoegbu returned to the lineup with a double-double as the Bobcats claimed their first Southland Conference win of the season.

The Bobcats beat Southeastern Louisiana, 53-44, at Strahan Coliseum, ending an eight-game losing streak. The Bobcats now are 1-7 in the league and 5-14 overall. Southeastern Louisiana is 3-5 and 9-12.

“It wasn’t the prettiest game, but it was a win and that is what we needed,” said Texas State head coach Suzanne Fox.

Ofoegbu scored 10 points with 10 rebounds. Southeastern Louisiana’s Rashima Jenkins led all scorers with 13 points to go with her 10 rebounds.

The Bobcats led, 21-19, at half time. A three-pointer by Diamond Ford gave them a 32-25 lead with 14:18 left. It would be Texas State’s biggest lead of the game until Lacy Klause made a lay-up and free throw to up it to 53-44 at the end.

Meanwhile, the Texas State men’s basketball team lost, 75-66, at Southeastern Louisiana after holding 12-point leads for much of the first half. The Bobcats shot only 30 percent from the field.

Tony Bishop led Texas State with 19 points and 10 rebounds.

The battle of fourth-place teams in the Southland Conference ended with Texas State dropping to fifth, 4-4 in the league and 10-12 overall with its second straight loss. Southeastern Louisiana is 5-3 and 13-8.

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