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Diamond Ford (3) scored 22 points for Texas State Thursday in a 73-71 women’s basketball loss at Seattle (Texas State sports information photo).

STAFF REPORT

The Texas State women’s basketball team had a chance to pull a huge upset on the road Thursday, but the Bobcats couldn’t make their shots at the end and lost, 73-71, in overtime at Seattle.

Down, 73-71 with the ball and 11 seconds left in overtime, the Bobcats turned to top scorer Diamond Ford, who missed a three-point try from the left wing. Texas State rebounded and got the ball back to Ford, but she missed again and Seattle escaped with the victory.

The Redhawks needed the victory to take a slim lead in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). Seattle now is 13-3 in the league and 16-9 overall. Second place Utah State is 12-3 and 15-11. The Bobcats are tied for last in the WAC at 3-12 and 9-17.

Ford led the Bobcats with 22 points, including a key three-pointer at the end of regulation time. Daidra Brown led Seattle, also with 22 points.

The Bobcats took a 39-25 halftime lead and watched it dwindle throughout the second half. Seattle took a 66-63 lead in the final minute before Ford made a three-pointer to tie the game. Moments later, the Bobcats had a chance to win at the regulation buzzer, but Ayriel Anderson’s shot was too strong.

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