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December 6th, 2010
Bobcat buckets squads face early trouble

STAFF REPORT

Both basketball teams at Texas State are trying to reach .500 after the weekend, during which both teams were on the road.

The Texas State women’s team split its games in the Air Force Classic in Colorado Springs, CO. The Bobcats snapped a three-game losing streak Friday night with a 64-54 win against Weber State, then lost Saturday to Air Force in a 61-41 decision.

The Bobcats made 19 of 21 free throw attempts in the second half to secure their win against Weber State. Diamond Ford led Texas State with 22 points.

Texas State was never in the loss to Air Force, shooting just 12.5 percent (three for 24) from the floor in the first half. Air Force held a 26-8 halftime lead.

The Bobcats, 3-4, return to the court for a noon tip Tuesday at Strahan Coliseum against Southwestern Assemblies of God. It will be the team’s annual kids day, with elementary school students from San Marcos CISD attending the game for the third straight year.

The Texas State men’s basketball team fell to 2-4 Saturday with an 88-81 loss at Houston Baptist.

Houston Baptist, a member of the NCAA Division I Great West Conference, won for the first time this season, improving to 1-6.

The Bobcats held a 42-41 halftime lead, but succumbed in the second half as Houston Baptist took fewer, but more successful, shots. Houston Baptist made 19 of 34 field goal attempts (55.9 percent) in the second half, compared with a 14-for-34 (41.2 percent) second half shooting performance by the Bobcats.

Texas State had no answer for forward Andrew Gonzalez, who led Houston Baptist wit 27 points and seven rebounds. Jonathan Sloan  led the Bobcats with 14 points and nine rebounds.

The Bobcats will play again Saturday at Texas (3 p.m.).

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