No. 12 Texas A&M women beat Central Arkansas 76-46
Kayla Wells scored 18 points, Chennedy Carter had 12 points and nine assists and No. 12 Texas A&M beat Central Arkansas 76-46 on Wednesday.
Wells opened the scoring with a 3-pointer and she had 10 points in the first quarter to help Texas A&M build a 26-12 lead. The Aggies started the second quarter on a 17-3 run for a 28-point lead, and it was 47-21 at the break.
Ciera Johnson added 15 points and Aaliyah Wilson scored 13 for Texas A&M (6-1), which was coming off its first loss of the season to then-No. 12 Florida State. Carter, who had her string of five straight 20-point games snapped after going 4 of 12 from the field, is six points away from moving into fourth on the program's scoring list.
Savanna Walker had 13 points and 10 rebounds for Central Arkansas (2-5), and Taylor Sells added 10 points and eight rebounds.
This is the third time in four meetings that Texas A&M has beat Central Arkansas by 25-or-more points.
The Aggies were a force in the paint, outscoring Central Arkansas 38-16.
Texas A&M once again utilized its bench, as its reserves scored 23 points.
For the first time this season, the Aggies limited themselves to single-digit turnovers, only giving the ball up seven times.
Texas A&M held the lead throughout the entire game.
Texas A&M used a starting lineup of Chennedy Carter, Shambria Washington, Kayla Wells, N'dea Jones and Ciera Johnson for the seventh time this season.
Junior forward Kayla Wells led the Aggies with 19 points, 10 of which came in the first quarter, marking the fifth time in seven games this year she has scored in double digits.
Junior guard Chennedy Carter extended her double-figure scoring streak to 46 games. She also set a season high in assists with nine, tied her season high in rebounds with five and got her first block of the season.
Senior forward Cheah Rael-Whitsitt set a career high in points with six and rebounds with 14, marking the first time in her career she has pulled down double-digit rebounds.
Junior forward Ciera Johnson contributed to the win with 15 points, making it her third consecutive game scoring in double-figures.
Junior guard Aaliyah Wilson had a season high in points, scoring 13 against the Sugar Bears, marking the first time she had scored in double figures since December 6th at Houston.
Wilson also set season highs in minutes and three pointers made, converting on three from beyond the arc in 21 minutes of action.
Junior forward Anna Dreimane matched a career high in rebounds with five.
Head coach Gary Blair earned the 797th victory of his career after topping Central Arkansas.
The Aggies will host Oklahoma State for the Big 12/SEC Challenge on December 7th at Reed Arena at 7 p.m.