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Hillsman’s Career-High 31 Helps Women’s Basketball To 82-73 Win At Auburn

AUBURN, Ala.- Khaalia Hillsman scored a career-high 31 points, as No. 19 Texas A&M gutted out a 82-73 win over Auburn in a women’s basketball game at Auburn Arena, snapping the Tigers’ eight-game home winning streak.

Texas A&M (13-4, 2-1 SEC) used a 13-2 run to start the fourth quarter to take control of the game, extending a three-point lead at end of the third quarter to a 14-point advantage over the Tigers (10-5, 1-2 SEC). The Aggies led 35-32 at halftime, and did not extend the lead to double digits until the fourth quarter.

Hillsman was 10-of-11 from the field, which ties for third on A&M’s single-game field goal percentage list, behind Hillsman’s own 12-for-12 performance against Hawai’i on Dec. 20. Hillsman had the first 30+ point of her career, and the Aggies have had at least one player score 30+ points in all four of their true road games. She led the Aggies with 10 rebounds, good for her fourth double-double of the season.

Chennedy Carter added 22 points, marking her eighth 20+ point game of her 17-game career. She has scored at least 22 in all four of her road games, and is averaging 33.5 points per game on the road.

Danni Williams added 16 points, including a 3-pointer with 1:05 left that extended the Aggie lead to 12.

The Aggies return home on Thursday, January 11 to host No. 7 Tennessee at 6 p.m. on SEC Network.

Texas A&M

  • Texas A&M improves to 13-4 on the season and 2-1 in SEC play. Auburn falls to 10-5 overall and 1-2 in SEC play.
  • The win snaps Auburn’s eight-game home winning streak, which dated back to the final game of the 2016-17 season.
  • This is Auburn’s first home loss in football, men’s basketball or women’s basketball this season.
  • The Aggies are 13-0 against unranked teams this season.
  • The Aggies are 49-3 all-time when leading after three quarters.
  • Texas A&M is now 10-0 all-time against Auburn, and 6-0 against Auburn in SEC regular season games.
  • At least one Aggie has scored 30+ points in each road game this season
  • Texas A&M head coach Gary Blair is 344-145 in 15 seasons at Texas A&M. He is 752-308 in his Hall of Fame career, which ties for 11thall-time and ties for seventh among active coaches in career wins.

Khaalia Hillsman

  • Had a career-high 31 points
  • Had her first career 30+ point game
  • Scored 20+ points for the second straight game, sixth time this season, and the 17th time in her career.
  • Scored in double figures for the 13th time this season and the 57th time in her career
  • Had her fourth double-double of the season and the 19th of her career, which ties her for second all-time at Texas A&M.
  • Had her fourth 10+ rebound game of the season and the 24th of her career
  • Moved past Adaora Elonu (2008-12, 728 rebounds) for eighth on Texas A&M’s career rebound list. She has 735 career rebounds.
  • Made her 92nd consecutive start at Texas A&M

Chennedy Carter

  • Scored 20+ points for the eighth time this season and third time in four games
  • Has scored 20+ points in all four of her career road games
  • Scored 10+ points for the 17th straight game, and is the only Texas A&M player to start a career with 17 straight 10+ point games

Danni Williams

  • Scored in double figures for the seventh straight game and the 15th time in 17 games this season. She has 46 career 10+ point games.

Story courtesy of Texas A&M Athletics

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Posted by on Jan 8 2018. Filed under Sports.
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