Story courtesy: TAMIU Athletics
Texas A&M International 97, Kentucky State 67
Texas A&M International (6-1, 3-1 LSC) shot a blistering 65% from the field and 63% from three in the first half which included a 37-point second quarter in route to a 97-67 victory of the Kentucky State Thorobreds (0-2, 0-0 SIAC) to complete the series sweep.
Everything was clicking for the Dustdevils in the first half that saw three players in double figures.
Sophomore Clara Fernandez, who set a career-high 17 points vs Texas A&M-Kingsville on Jan. 4, cruised to another career day scoring a game-high 23 points, 16 of which came in the first half, to go along with six rebounds, four assists and five steals.
For the game, TAMIU shot 58% from the floor and 47% from three. The Dustdevils 58% from the field was its best field goal percentage in a game since it shot 58% against Huston-Tillotson on Dec. 1, 2017. The Dustdevils also limited the Thorobreds to 35% from the field in the game and 19% from three.
For the Thorobreds, junior A’Zia Reed led the way with 15 points, while fellow junior Andrea Wallace scored 11 points along with nine rebounds
Three more Dustdevils joined Fernandez in double figures, including senior’s Patrycja Jaworska (22 points, six assists, four steals), Nicole Heyn (18 points, four rebounds, three steals) and Eva Langton (16 points and eight rebounds).
Freshman Silvia Blanco also had a great game all-around, scoring nine points, five rebounds, five assists and five steals.
The Dustdevils return to action Thursday, at home, to begin a Lone Star Conference series against St. Edward’s. Tip-off is set for 4 p.m.