SFA Completes Redemption Tour With 81-59 Win Over Texas State
Feb. 18, 2012
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks put together their most complete game of the season Saturday, avenging an earlier season loss to Texas State with a 81-59 dismantling of the Bobcats at William R. Johnson Coliseum.
Four Ladyjacks scored in double-figures, including a career-high 16 points from freshman Porsha Roberts. The Waco, Texas native went 8-of-13 from the field (5-of-6 in the second half) to bounce back from just a two-point performance on Wednesday at UT-Arlington.
Harris, playing in just her fourth game back from a foot injury, went 4-of-4 from three-point territory off the bench while also pulling down seven rebounds. Sawyer recorded her second double-double of the season with 11 points and 11 rebounds, and has now scored in double-figures in back-to-back contests. Davis (10 points) had her finest offensive performance since a 12-point effort back in January at Tulsa.
As a team SFA (18-7, 8-4) dominated Texas State (14-11, 6-6) 44-20 in points in the paint and held the high-scoring Bobcats' defense to just 30 percent shooting (19-of-64). After scoring 95 points in their previous match with the help of 60 free throws attempts, the Bobcats shot just 20 free throws on Saturday.
Diamond Ford led Texas State with 18 points but was hounded all afternoon by the SFA defense and made just 5-of-18 attempts from the floor.
The Bobcats only lead of the night was a jumper on their opening possession from Ford. From that point on SFA led from start to finish.
The Ladyjacks outscored Texas State 34-25 in the first half thanks to seven points from Sawyer and six each from Roberts and Davis. The Bobcats struggled mightily shooting the ball, making just six field goals in the first 20 minutes on 30 attempts.
SFA kept the pedal to the medal in the second half, outscoring Texas State 47-34 en route to their second-highest scoring performance of the season.
The Ladyjacks will next host Lamar on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. in the first matchup between the two teams this season.