COLLEGE STATION, TX. – Army West Point women’s basketball (1-2, 0-0 PL) fell on the road to Texas A&M Sunday afternoon, 73-49.
Freshman Reese Ericson continued her hot start to her rookie campaign banging a three-pointer to put Army on the board early in the first quarter. A few minutes later, Ericson banged another to shorten Army’s deficit to 10-6 with under four minutes to play in the opening period. Both teams got off to sluggish starts from the field as Army shot 3-11 and A&M shot 5-20 in the first quarter. After one quarter, A&M led, 15-8.
At the break, Texas A&M led, 35-16. Army shot just 6-23 (26%) from the field in the first half. Aggies Janiah Barker paced all scorers through the first twenty minutes with 12 points on 6-12 shooting. Army’s Sabria Hunter posted six first half rebounds.
In the third quarter Army shot better, shooting 6-14 (42.9%) from the field, but so did Texas A&M, who shot 10-17 (58.8%) outscoring Army, 25-16 in the quarter. However, Army was 2-2 from three-point range as Charlotte Richman knocked down triple as well as Kamryn Hall. Entering the fourth quarter, Army trailed, 60-32.
Despite a 28-point deficit, Army continued to fight in the fourth quarter. Through the first six minutes of the period, Army outscored A&M, 13-7, behind six points from Sabria Hunter and a three-point make from Vasana Kearney to cut the lead to 22, 67-45. The Black Knights finished the quarter strong shooting 5-11 (45.5%) from the field, winning the quarter, 17-13. However, Texas A&M hung on for a comfortable 73-49 win over Army.
The Aggies were led by three scorers that reach double figures, Barker (17), Sahara Jones (11), and Sydnee Roby (10). Jones posted a double-double with 11 rebounds, a game-high.
Army will return home to take on Yale Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 6:00 p.m. from Christl Arena.