Blair picks up 350th at Texas A&M with victory over Ole Miss

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -- Chennedy Carter scored 20 of her 26 points in the first half when No. 14 Texas A&M held Mississippi to 13 in an 83-54 victory Thursday night.

Khaalia Hillsman added 16 points, Danni Williams 13 and Anriel Howard 11 with 14 rebounds for the Aggies (19-6, 8-3 SEC), who won for the fifth time in six games and handed Gary Blair, coach of the Aggies since 2003, his 350th win at Texas A&M.

Freshman Taylor Promise blocked 10 shots, setting the Rebels' single-game record that was held by Susan Byrd (7, 1993-94) and the all-time season mark with 71, surpassing Shawn Goff (67, 2007-08). Promise also scored 14 points and had eight rebounds. Alissa Alston scored 17 to lead the Rebels (11-13, 1-11), who have lost eight straight.

Texas A&M led 48-13 at halftime with the Rebels held to 15 percent shooting. The Aggies' largest lead was 38 early in the fourth quarter.


Texas A&M

· Texas A&M is now 19-6 on the season, and 8-3 in SEC play. Ole Miss falls to 11-13 overall and 1-10 in SEC play.

· Texas A&M has guaranteed itself at least a single-bye in the upcoming SEC Tournament

· Texas A&M is 18-1 against unranked teams this season

· The Aggies are 17-1 when scoring 70+ points

· Texas A&M is 55-5 when leading after three quarters

· The Aggies are 67-13 at Reed Arena since the start of the 2013-14 season and 158-6 against unranked teams at home since February 2005

· Texas A&M head coach Gary Blair is 350-147 in 15 season at Texas A&M. He is 758-310 in his Hall of Fame career, which ranks eighth among active coaches.

Chennedy Carter

· Scored 20+ points for the fourth straight game, eighth time in her past nine games, and the 15th time this season

· She ranks eighth at Texas A&M in career 20+ point games (15)

· Scored in double figures for the 25th straight game. She is the only Texas A&M player to start her career with 25 straight double figure scoring games

Anriel Howard

· Had her 12th double double of the season and the 25th of her career, extending her Texas A&M career record

· Scored 10+ points for the 14th time this season and the 34th time in her career.

· Had 10+ rebounds for the 21st time this season and the 49th time in her career

· Passed Michell Tatum’s 1983-84 season (291) rebounds for fifth on Texas A&M’s single-season rebound list. She has 303 rebounds on the year

Khaalia Hillsman

· Scored in double figures for the 19th time this season and 63rd time in her career

Danni Williams

· Scored in double figures for the 20th time this season and the 51st time in her career