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December 9th, 2008
Texas State women take easy home hoops tilt


Lifted by a record-setting crowd of 2,603 at Strahan Coliseum, the Texas State women’s basketball team notched an easy 92-55 win against Huston-Tillotson Tuesday afternoon.

The Bobcats improved their record to 4-4 with the victory. Huston-Tillotson fell to 0-8.

Texas State bounced out to a 14-7 lead, increased it to 38-19 at half and continued doubling the score well into the second half. A jumper by Gabriell Mattox gave the Bobcats their largest lead at 77-34 with 6:49 left in the game.

Mattox led Texas State with 12 points, followed by 11 for Kim Cessna and 10 for Aimee Hilburn as the Bobcats used the opportunity to play their bench. No player saw more than 21 minutes of action for Texas State, while 13 players played for 11 minutes or more.

Texas State easily outrebounded Huston-Tillotson, 36-26, while also forcing 25 Huston-Tillotson turnovers.

The crowd for a weekday afternoon game reached record proportions as Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) partnered with the women’s basketball program and invited area elementary school students to the game as part of a campaign against childhood obesity.

The Bobcats will continue their schedule Saturday, when they travel to No. 4 Texas A&M.

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