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December 9th, 2010
Bobcats falter at free throw line in loss

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Stephanie Douthit brings the ball upcourt for Texas State. Texas State sports information photo.

STAFF REPORT

A terrible day at the free-throw line cost the Texas State women’s basketball team at Strahan Coliseum Tuesday, when it fell to 3-5 with a 68-66 overtime loss to Southwestern Assemblies of God.

The Bobcats made only 14 of 30 free throws (46.7 percent), including a one-for-seven performance from the stripe during overtime.

Texas State shot a higher field goal percentage for the game (41.4 percent to 39.0 percent) and outrebounded Southwestern Assemblies (47 to 33). However, the Bobcats also made 22 turnovers, compared wit 16 for the visitors, and made only four of 16 three point shots (25 percent), while the visitors made seven of 22 bombs (31.8 percent).

The Bobcats held a 31-25 halftime lead, but Southwestern Assemblies tacked up an 11-3 run to tie the game at 48-48 with 4:13 left. With the game tied, 54-54, and 17 seconds remaining, the Bobcats had a chance to win the game, but Kelsey Krupa missed a three-point shot. Mallory Williams rebounded for Texas State and missed the put back as time expired.

While the Bobcats were missing free throws in overtime, Southwestern Assemblies hit four free throws to seal the win.

Down 68-66 with five seconds left, the Bobcats missed a chance to tie the game when Ashley Ezeh missed a jump shot.

Chelsea Jones led the Lions with 24 points. The Lions are 9-3. Ezeh led Texas State with 20 points.

The Bobcats play again Sunday against Texas-Pan American at Strahan Coliseum (2 p.m.).

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