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Women’s basketball looks to attain winning record against Lamar

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Sophomore forward Lauryn Thompson defends a Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in the paint.

Texas State women’s basketball (2-2) will look to break .500 as it hosts Lamar University (1-5) Dec. 19.
A win for Texas State would mean a positive record for the first time this season.
The Bobcats, coming off a 56-46 win against Texas A&M Corpus Christi, look for a momentum-setting victory against the Cardinals. Lamar has not played since its 53-79 loss to Texas Christian University (4-1) Dec. 9. The Cardinals’ clash with Southeastern Louisiana University, scheduled for Dec. 16, was canceled after a Louisiana player tested positive for COVID-19.
The TAMU-CC victory was driven by a high-scoring third quarter by the Bobcats, outscoring the Islanders 19-9, 10 of which came in the third quarter from junior forward Da’Nasia Hood (3-12, 3-6 three-pointers, 5-6 free throws). Hood scored 14 points overall and was the team’s joint-top scorer with junior guard Kennedy Taylor (3-7, 2-2 three-pointers). The Texas State defense held its opponent, who came into the game averaging 65.4 points per game, to just 46 points.
Hood leads the Bobcats in scoring and rebounds, averaging 18.3 points per game and nine rebounds per game. Taylor leads the team in assists per game and steals per game with 4.5 and three, respectively.
Lamar’s last victory came before a loss to TCU, against Tarleton State University 73-58. The Cardinals’ other five games have consisted of big losses, losing by an average margin of 16.7 points.
In the TCU game, Lamar shot 18-69 for the game and was led in scoring by junior guard Angel Hastings (22 points, 7-18, 4-12 three-pointers), who leads the team in points per game at 12.5. Lamar averages 58.8 points per game.
Much of the Bobcats’ success has been off the back of Hood’s dominance on the boards. A key for success will be asserting dominance over Lamar’s rebounding leaders, junior guard Anyssia Gibbs (5.8) and freshman center Bebe Galloway (5.7).
Tip-off is at 4 p.m. at Strahan Coliseum. The game can be streamed on ESPN+

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