The Texas State women’s basketball team will go for its second win in a row Saturday when it faces Texas-Arlington at Strahan Coliseum (4 p.m.).
The Bobcats went on the road to nab their first conference win of the year Wednesday, beating Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 78-76, in overtime. Diamond Ford made two free throws with one second left in overtime to decide the game.
Texas State improved to 1-4 in the Southland Conference, and 6-12 overall. Corpus Christi is 0-6 and 2-17.
The Bobcats held a 65-60 lead with 5:07 left, then made turnovers on four straight possessions. Corpus tied the game, 65-65, with 1:39 left on a free throw by Adrienne Scott. Ford made four straight free throws for the Bobcats, who led, 69-67, with 27 seconds remaining. But Scott hit a jumper with seven seconds left to force overtime with a 69-69 tie.
The Bobcats again built a lead, 76-71, with 2:28 left in overtime, but they missed their next three shots and Corpus hit a 76-76 tie on Taryn Gregory’s jumper with 42 seconds remaining.
Ford drew a foul from Anitra Jeffrey with one second remaining and hit two free throws, enabling the Bobcats to prevail.
Ford led all scorers with 27 points, including a 13-for-13 performance from the free throw line. Scott led Corpus with 23 points.Email | Print