Texas A&M women top Arkansas State 97-56

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Chennedy Carter scored 23 points, N'dea Jones turned in her second straight double-double and No. 20 Texas A&M defeated Arkansas State 97-56 on Friday.

Carter was 10-of-13 shooting, made three 3-pointers and had seven assists for the Aggies (4-1), who won their 10th straight home game. Jones added 13 points and 13 rebounds, Kayla Wells scored 14 points with six assists, Ciera Johnson added 13 points and Aaliyah Wilson had three treys and 11 points.

The Aggies shot over 60 percent in each half, outscored the Red Wolves 54-20 in the paint and had a 46-23 rebounding advantage.

The Aggies scored the first 10 points of the game. Arkansas State got within seven early in the second quarter, but a 15-2 run gave the Aggies a 20-point lead that stayed in double figures. The lead reached 43 points in the fourth quarter.

Carter scored 19 points in the first half and played just 26 minutes, the most of any Aggies starter.

The Red Wolves (1-4) were led by Kayla Williams, who had three 3-pointers and 16 points.

POSTGAME NOTES

Texas A&M

· The Aggies improve to 4-1 on the season, while Arkansas State falls to 1-4 on the year

· Texas A&M has won 10 straight home games and is 15-1 in their last 16 home games

· The Aggies’ 43-point victory marked the Aggies’ largest margin of victory at home since December 29, 2015, a 88-30 win against Prairie View

· The Aggies had 30 assists, marking the most for a Texas A&M team since December 8, 2009 against North Texas (32)

· Texas A&M has won nine straight games against unranked teams, dating back to last season

· The Aggies are 164-6 against unranked teams at home since February 2005. The Aggies are 103-8 in non-conference home games since 2004-05

· The Aggies held A-State without a field goal for 7:12 in the first half. It is the seventh field goal drought of at least five minutes by at Texas A&M opponent this season

· All five Texas A&M starters scored 10+ points, marking the first time Texas A&M had five players in double figures since Feb. 22

· Texas A&M head coach Gary Blair is 361-152 in 16 seasons in Aggieland. He is 769-315 in his Hall of Fame career, which ranks eighth among active coaches

Chennedy Carter

· Set a season-high with 23 points

· Scored 20+ points for the 27th time in her career and the third time this season

· Scored 10+ points for the 15th straight game and the 40th time in her 41-game career

· Had a season-high seven assists

· Needs 89 points to become the 31st Texas A&M player with 1,000 career points

Kayla Wells

· Scored 10+ points for the fourth time in five games this season

· Had a career-high six assists

N’dea Jones

· Had her second straight double double, and her third in the past four games

· Scored a career-high 13 points

· Scored 10+ points for the third time this season

· Had 10+ rebounds for the third time this season

Ciera Johnson

· Scored 10+ points for the third time this season and the fifth time in her collegiate career

Aaliyah Wilson

· Scored in double figures for the fourth time in five games this season and the eighth time in her collegiate career

Shabmria Washington

· Had a career-high six assists

Jada Walton

· Had a career-high four assists

Cheah Rael-Whitsitt

· Had a career-high seven rebounds