The Texas State women’s basketball team needed a 9-3 run in the second overtime Tuesday afternoon to sneak away with a 99-94 win against Huston-Tillotson at Strahan Coliseum.
A crowd of 2,403, the third largest ever for Texas State women’s basketball, came out for the noon tip as the Bobcats partnered with Central Texas Medical Center for “Get Fit with Boko,” an initiative teaching children how to live a healthy lifestyle.
The Bobcats blew a 22-point lead after going ahead, 66-44, with 8:15 left in regulation time. From that point to the end of the second half, the Bobcats made ten turnovers and hit only two of 14 field goal attempts. Playing with the lead late in the second half, the Bobcats somehow put the visitors on the free throw line 12 times, with Huston-Tillotson making 11.
In the first overtime, it was the Bobcats coming from behind as Huston-Tillotson took an 85-80 lead with 23 seconds left, capping a 41-14 cruise. But three-point shots by Texas State’s Kelsey Krupa and Aimee Hilburn tied the game at 86-86 and forced a second overtime.
In the second overtime, the Bobcats broke a 94-94 tie with 2:02 left on a free throw by Victoria Davis. Later, Lacey Klause made a layup and Hilburn hit two free throws.
Chika Ofoegbu led Texas State with 18 points, followed by Davis with 15, then Krupa and Klause, each with 14. The Bobcats improved to 3-5.
Huston-Tillotson’s Kevetta Williams led all scorers with 25 points, followed by teammate Shaneka Mason with 21.
The Bobcats will play at Texas-El Paso on Dec. 18 before returning home against Our Lady of the Lake on Dec. 20.Email | Print