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Texas A&M 72, Detroit 54

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Morenike Atunrase scored 18 points to lead
Texas A&M over Detroit 72-54 in the first round of the Duel in the
Desert tournament Saturday night.

The Aggies (5-2) will face host UNLV in the championship Sunday.

Tamea Scales, Takia Starks and Danielle Gant had 10 points
apiece for Texas A&M, and Erica Roy led her team with five rebounds
and three steals.

Katie Solner led Detroit (2-8) with 14 points.

Texas A&M trailed 26-23 late in the first half but went on a
26-8 run bridging both halves for a 49-34 lead with 12:28
remaining.

Detroit was held to 29 percent shooting in the second half, 35
percent for the game.