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Diamond Ford has the ball on the way to a 25-point night for Texas State Thursday night. However, the Bobcats lost, 72-60, to Idaho State at Strahan Coliseum. TEXAS STATE SPORTS INFORMATION

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The Idaho women’s basketball team came to Strahan Coliseum as the top three-point shooting team in the Western Athletic Conference, and left with that reputation intact after a 72-60 women’s win against Texas State.

The Vandals made nine of 21 shots from outside of three-point range (42.9 percent), pouring in a good many more points than your ordinary 45.5 percent shooting night (30 of 66). The whole team shot pretty well, except the player who took the most shots. Subtract Christina Salvatore’s five-for-17 and the Vandals made 51 percent (25 of 49).

Shooting like that made it easy for the Vandals to skate past an early 19-9 lead for Texas State. Idaho State answered that with a 29-5 run going up to halftime and claimed a 38-24 lead.

The Bobcats never cut the Idaho State lead down to less than 10 points through the second half. Texas State made only 21 of 70 shots. Idaho State also outrebounded Texas State, 51-38.

Texas State’s Diamond Ford scored 25 points to lead all players. Alyssa Charlston led Idaho State with 14 points and 17 rebounds.

The Bobcats fell to 1-7 in the WAC and 7-11 overall. Idaho is 5-3 and 8-11. The Bobcats will play again Saturday at Seattle (2 p.m.).

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