KLRT - FOX16.com
by: Wess Moore
LITTLE ROCK – The Little Rock Trojans (2-2) fell to the No. 20 ranked Texas A&M Aggies 61-40 Tuesday night.
The Trojans started off hot, ripping off a 6-0 run that was sustained by tough defense and battling for defensive rebounds. For the duration of the quarter, the two squads would trade buckets, A&M taking the lead 12-10 with 2:59 left in the opening quarter and would hold the advantage 15-12 after the first 10 minutes.
Texas A&M would turn up its work on the glass in the second quarter, slowing down the Trojan offense, but Little Rock would fight themselves within seven at halftime, 27-20, thanks to a pair of three-pointers from Kiara Scott and a bucket in the lane from Teal Battle.
The Aggies rebounding dominance would continue in the second half, finishing the game with 47 total compared to the Trojans’ 29, extending its own possessions and snuffing out the Trojans’ chance to extend trips down the court. Battle and Ronjanae DeGray would also enter the second half in foul trouble, both having earned three fouls in the first half, limiting their playing time for the remainder of the game.
Battle and DeGray would lead Little Rock with 10 points apiece, Battle recording back-to-back double-digit scoring performances for the first time in her career during her second career start, and DeGray would grab six rebounds, a team high.
Freshmen Gabby Dodson and Antwainette Walker would see minutes against the Aggies, four and 10, respectively, and Walker would notch the first college points of her career on a made three-pointer late in the fourth quarter. Additionally, Scott’s six points match her career-high that she set last outing against Rice.
The Trojans will be back in action Sunday, Nov. 25 at 11 a.m. against LSU in Baton Rouge. The game will be stream on SECN+.