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February 2nd, 2013
Bobcat women seek winning streak

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Jasmine Baugus scored 15 points with 15 rebounds in Texas State’s 58-49 win Thursday against New Mexico State (Texas State sports information photo).

STAFF REPORT

The Texas State women’s basketball team will continue trying to climb in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) standings later today when they play at Denver (2 p.m.).

The Bobcats snapped a three-game losing streak Thursday at New Mexico State with a 58-49 win. Diamond Ford led the Bobcats in scoring with 21 points. Jasmine Baugus added 15 points and 15 rebounds, while Erin Peoples had 10 points and 13 rebounds.

Texas State took control of a tight game with an 8-0 stretch late in the second half, capped by Ford’s three-point basket, which gave them a 52-41 lead with 4:45 left. Texas State held New Mexico State to 28.6 percent field goal shooting (eight for 28) in the second half.

The win improved Texas State’s record to 2-8 in the WAC and 8-12 overall, while New Mexico State dropped to 3-7 and 9-11. Texas State, New Mexico State and Texas-Arlington (1-8, 3-16) are the only teams with losing records in the WAC.

With seven games remaining, though, a top-half finish still is within reach for the Bobcats. Texas-San Antonio (UTSA) and Denver, who the Bobcats play today, are just ahead of New Mexico State, each at 5-5 in the league.

The Bobcats return to Strahan Coliseum for two games next week. They play Texas-Arlington on Feb. 7 (6:30 p.m.) and Louisiana Tech on Feb. 9 (2 p.m.).

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