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Texas State women's basketball falls in defensive battle to UTSA, 56-46

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San Marcos, Texas – The Texas State women's basketball team played strong defense throughout the game Saturday, but it was not enough as the Bobcats fell 56-46 to UTSA, Saturday afternoon at Strahan Coliseum. The Bobcats had three players score in double figures, led by Diamond Ford, who scored 17.

After trailing for the majority of the game, the Bobcats cut the lead to 50-46 with 1:26 to play, following a jumper from Erin Peoples. From there, the Roadrunners would end the game on a 6-0 thanks to Simone Young who scored four of her six points in the last minute of the game.

Diamond Ford led the comeback for Texas State, with 15 of her 17 points coming in the second half. She continued to relentlessly cut through the lane and draw contact, to keep the Bobcats afloat. Ford converted on an acrobatic layup and later hit one of two free throws to begin a 5-0 run which Peoples capped with the aforementioned jumper, making it a four-point deficit.

UTSA came out strong out of halftime, taking what was a 24-19 lead at halftime and stretching it to 38-22, in the first eight minutes of the period. The Roadrunners stifled Texas State on the offensive end, holding the Bobcats to 30.0 percent from the field.

Jasmine Baugus started out hot, scoring six of the team's first eight points, helping Texas State to an early 14-10 lead in the first nine minutes of the first half. Baugus finished the game with 11 points and seven rebounds.

The Bobcats will return to action on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 6:30 p.m., in Strahan Coliseum as they take on Idaho.

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