Texas A&M guard Kayla Wells, 11, heads up against Kentucky guard Rhyne Howard, 10, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 at College Station, Texas. (AP Photo / Sam Craft)
The seventh-placed Texas A&M women’s basketball team left their first loss of the season well behind with a 69:41 win over the State of Mississippi No. 14 on Sunday at the Reed Arena.
The Aggies (13-1, 5-1), who lost after 65-61 hours of overtime at the unrated LSU, scored the first five points against the state of Mississippi (8-4, 3-3) and were able to find themselves in a defeat of seven games not giving up to the Bulldogs.
“We didn’t let the loss of LSU stop us from this game,” said Kayla Wells, senior guard at A&M. “We came out and had a lot of energy. We knew we had to win this game. “
Wells had the most energy and scored 19 points on her best shooting performance of the season. She scored 8 out of 9 field goals, including all three 3-point goals she attempted.
“We knew we had to let go of the LSU game, it was a heavy loss,” said Wells. “We knew what to do.”
The 6-foot wells added a season high of five rebounds and three assists.
“It was their best full game of the year,” said A&M head coach Gary Blair. “And when we had to have her, she was only playing a full game.”
Wells led three aggies in double digits. Aaliyah Wilson added 15 points and nine rebounds. Ciera Johnson had 14 points and 12 rebounds. Myah Taylor had 14 points to lead the state of Mississippi, which lost its second straight. Rickea Jackson added 11 points.