COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -- Morenike Atunrase scored 14 points
and had a season-high six blocked shots to help lead Texas A&M past
Texas Tech 65-48 on Sunday.
Patrice Reado and A'Quonesia Franklin each scored 12 points for
the Aggies (17-5, 6-3 Big 12), who beat Texas Tech for the first
time since the 1996 Southwest Conference championship game. Reado
had seven rebounds, four blocked shots and two steals.
Texas A&M took the lead for good at 13-12 on Reado's layup with
11:20 left in the first half and steadily pulled away. The Aggies
led 37-24 at the half.
Alesha Robertson hit a 3-pointer for Texas Tech (10-10, 5-4) to
start the second half, cutting the margin to 37-27, but the Aggies
responded with an 8-0 run over the next five minutes to take a
45-27 lead with 14:10 left.
The final margin of victory was the largest in the series, tying
the 17-point margin in 1976.
Robertson led Texas Tech with 16 points. LaToya Davis added 14
and Erin Myrick had 10 points and 14 rebounds.
Texas A&M got 23 points from its bench while the Red Raiders got
Texas A&M shot 50 percent from the field in the first half and
finished with 39 percent. Texas Tech shot 32 percent in the first
half and 31 percent for the game.