'Cats Take Care Of Business

Coming into this match-up, Texas State was expected to handle the DII Cedarville Yellow Jackets, and they did just that on Wednesday evening with a comfortable 79-58 win at Strahan Coliseum.

The 'Cats were led by three players in double-figures, Emani Gant (So.) had 14 to lead the way, Wes Davis (Jr.) with 12, and on the strength of 3 for 4 from downtown, Ray Dorsey (So.) pitched in a dozen too.

On the night Texas State would shoot 50% from the field and use a stifling defense in the first half to limit the Jackets to 21 points. At the break, the 'Cats would lead 39-21 and were never really threatened in the second frame either.

Give the Jackets credit, their offense would warm up a bit in the second stanza, hitting (8) 3-ptrs, ending with 10 on the night, but it still wasn't nearly enough. The 'Cats established themselves down low and as team put up some gaudy numbers. They owned the glass doubling up Cedarville 46-23, and with more rebounds comes 2nd chance points. Texas State held the advantage on 2nd chance points, 19-6, and won points in the paint 36-16.

Freshman Kavin Tilbury continues to show promise finishing with a near double-double, 9 pts and 8 rebs. Senior leader Joel Wright battled early foul trouble and finished with 4 pts. On a night when his scoring wasn't needed, the 'Cats coasted to the wire to wire "W."

With final exams now a priority, the 'Cats won't return to action for 10 days. On December 14th, they'll make the short drive up to Austin and take on the Longhorns.

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