Johnson's 17 & 17 leads No. 23 Texas A&M women past UTRGV
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Ciera Johnson scored 17 points and grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds and No. 23 Texas A&M had its first undefeated December in 10 seasons, defeating UT Rio Grande Valley 84-61 on Saturday.
Kayla Wells scored 21 points to lead the Aggies (11-2), who have won seven straight, and Jada Walton added a career-high 14. N'dea Jones, who had a school-record streak of three games with 17-plus rebounds, only had seven but Texas A&M still owned the boards 48-17, including 16-4 on the offensive end.
Jameka Dowell led the Vaqueros (6-6) with 14 points. UTRGV shot 38 percent compared to A&M's 53 and was outscored by 10 at the foul line. The difference in second-chance points was 17-4 and it was 42-18 on points in the paint.
Texas A&M never trailed and broke the game open with an 8-0 run in the second quarter, which closed with a 9-1 run for a 46-30 lead at the half.
The Aggies played without All-American Chennedy Carter for the second straight game with a nagging foot injury.
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