Aggie women beat Texas State 67-46 in afternoon affair at Reed
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) - The Texas A&M women’s basketball team has won back to back games for the second time this season following a 67-46 win over Texas State Wednesday afternoon at Reed Arena.
Texas A&M women’s basketball held Texas State to 28.6% shooting from the field, and the Aggie defense limited the Bobcats to 18-of-63 from the floor, including 3-of-18 (16.7%) from 3-point range.
On the offensive end, Texas A&M canned a season high in 3-point field goals, shooting 8-of-16 (50.0%) from long range.
The Aggies spread out the offensive output with four players hitting double digits in the scoring column for the first time on the season. Junior guard Sahara Jones had 11 points, six rebounds and three assists. Fifth-year senior Aaliyah Patty also registered 11 points and six rebounds. Sophomore guard Tineya Hylton matched her career highs with 10 points and six assists. Freshman forward Janiah Barker logged 10 points and five rebounds.
In the first quarter, the Aggies held Texas State without a point until the 4:48 mark as the Maroon & White built a 6-0 advantage. Patty made two buckets in the waning minutes of the opening period to stretch the margin to 19-8 at the break. The Aggie defense limited the Bobcats to 21.4% (3-of-14) shooting from the field in the quarter.
Hylton hit a pair of free throws at the 8:17 mark of the second frame to give the Aggies their biggest lead of the first half, 23-8. Texas State immediately responded with a 9-0 run keyed by Da’Nasia Hood’s five points, shaving the margin to six points just past the midway point of the period.
The Maroon & White headed into the halftime intermission with a 30-21 edge. Jones led the charge in the first half with 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting from the field and three rebounds.
Hylton sank a 70-foot shot at the buzzer to give Texas A&M a 51-28 lead heading into the final quarter. The Aggies went on runs of 8-0 and 9-0 as the Maroon & White outscored Texas State 21-7 in the period.
Texas State did not cut the gap closer than 20 points in the fourth quarter and the Aggies grabbed their biggest lead of the contest when sophomore forward Jada Malone hit a jumper to give A&M a 63-35 cushion at the 5:49 mark.
The Aggies are set to take on Rice at home on Sunday at 2 p.m.
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