LUBBOCK, Texas- Chennedy Carter became the first Aggie freshman to score 30+ points in a single game, helping No. 19 Texas A&M to a dominating, 90-56 win over the Lady Raiders in a women’s basketball game at United Supermarkets Arena on Sunday. It is the largest margin of victory for Texas A&M in the 76-game history of the series.
The Aggies (4-1), stormed out of the gates with a 34-5 run, forcing the Lady Raiders (3-2) to use two timeouts early. Texas A&M set school records for points in a quarter (34), 3-pointers in a quarter (6) and was a point away from tying the school record for fewest points allowed in a quarter. The Aggies would lead 49-17 at halftime, and never be seriously challenged in the game.
Carter, who set the Texas A&M freshman record for points in a single game with 30, went 12-of-18 from the field and 3-of-3 on 3-pointers. Carter has scored at least 15 points in all five of her career games, the only Texas A&M freshman to start a career in that fashion.
Carter was one of four Aggies to score in double figures, marking the fifth straight game the Aggies had four double figure scorers. Anriel Howard added 16, Jasmine Lumpkin had a season-high 14 and Danni Williams, playing in front of about 100 friends and family members from nearby Clovis, N.M., had 14, including 3 3-pointers in the Aggies’ dominating first quarter.
The Aggies return home for a back-to-back next week, hosting Prairie View A&M on November 28 and Rice on November 29. Both games tip at 7 p.m. and are broadcast on SEC Network +.
· Texas A&M improves to 4-1 on the season, while Texas Tech falls to 3-2 on the year
· The Aggies have now won six straight games against the Lady Raiders, dating back to 2011. The Aggies have won 13 of the last 15 meetings in the series.
· The Aggies outscored the Lady Raiders 34-5 in the first quarter, setting a school record for points in a quarter (34) and 3-pointers made in a quarter (6). The five points allowed were one off the school record for points allowed in a quarter, set most recently on Mar. 3 against Missouri.
· Four Aggies scored in double figures for the fifth straight game
· Danni Williams, playing in front of nearly 100 friends and family members, scored 14 points, reaching double figures for the ninth straight game and the 36th time in her career
· Chennedy Carter scored 15+ points for the fifth straight game. She is the only Texas A&M freshman to start her career with five straight games of double figure scoring, much less 15+ points.
· Jasmine Lumpkin had a season-high 14 points, scoring in double figures for the first time this season
o It is her ninth career double-figure scoring game and her eighth at Texas A&M
· Anriel Howard scored in double figures for the fifth straight game and the 25th time in her career
· The Aggies return home for a back-to-back next week, hosting Prairie View A&M on November 28 and Rice on November 29. Both games tip at 7 p.m. and are broadcast on SEC Network +