COLLEGE STATION-Texas A&M got a combined 30
points from Karla Gilbert and Kelsey Bone en route to an 88-48 win over
Southern Friday night in the A&M Classic before 4,136 fans at Reed Arena.
"Bone and Karla are going to take care of the boards pretty
well," Head Coach Gary Blair
said about his two forwards' play today. "If they can take care of the boards when they are in there together and
make the long outlet, we are going to be in good shape."
The Aggies (2-3) shot 60 percent in the second half and
outscored the Jaguars (0-4) 52-20 in the paint on the night en route to their
second consecutive victory.
A&M took a 16-point lead into the locker room and would
quickly extend that lead to 20 before Southern mounted its only threat. The
Jaguars rallied for an 11-4 run, pulling within 13 points at the 15:14 mark of
the second half, but would get no closer. Bone and Gilbert answered by putting
the game out of reach, scoring 20 of the Aggies' points on a 26-4 run that put
them up 71-35 with just over 6 minutes to play.
Peyton Little scored 11, while Courtney Walker and Kristi
Bellock added 10 each to round out five A&M players in double figures.
Kendra Coleman scored 11 points to lead Southern, no other
Jaguar scored in double figures.
The Aggies return to action on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. against
Marquette, 67-46 winners over Marshall earlier in the day. Southern and
Marshall will face off in Sunday's first game at 11 a.m. On Sunday fans can
purchase a game ticket for $3 with a stub from Saturday's football game versus