Danielle Adams had 24 points and 10 rebounds, leading the eighth-ranked Texas A&M Aggies to an easy 87-41 win over Arkansas-Little Rock on Tuesday night.
Adams, last year’s Big 12 Conference Newcomer of the Year, had 20 points by halftime in the season-opener for the Aggies. It was the third double-double at Texas A&M for Adams, who transferred from Jefferson College before last season after being named junior college player of the year.
The Aggies led by 21 at halftime and outscored Arkansas-Little Rock 7-2 in the opening minutes of the second half to stretch the lead to 48-21. A 17-1 run later in the second half extended Texas A&M’s lead to 69-26.
Arkansas-Little Rock (1-1) was led by Chastity Reed who had 17 points.
Adams and most of the other Texas A&M starters went to the bench with about 10 minutes remaining.
The game was tied at 2 before Texas A&M went on a 14-1 run to take a 16-3 lead with 14 minutes remaining in the first half. Adams scored seven of her 20 first-half points in that span.
The Aggies were ahead by 14 points later in the first half before scoring six straight points to push the lead to 34-14 about four minutes before halftime.
Up next, the Aggies travel to Rice (1-2) on Saturday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m.