Jan. 5, 2014
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -
The women's basketball team dropped a 73-58 decision at Texas A&M Sunday afternoon in Reed Arena. With the loss, the Crimson Tide falls to 7-8 overall and 0-2 in the Southeastern Conference, while the win brings the Aggies to 11-4 on the season and 1-0 in the league.
Junior Daisha Simmons led the Alabama offense with 20 points, in addition to a game-high seven assists and three steals. She was joined in double figures by senior Shafontaye Myers and sophomore Nikki Hegstetter, who had 13 and 10, respectively. Texas A&M was led by sophomore Courtney Williams, who had 23 points, while junior Achiri Ade recorded the game's lone double-double with 21 points and 12 rebounds.
For the game, the Aggies out-rebounded the Tide 41-19 and took double the amount of free throws than Alabama (16-8).
Texas A&M got off to a hot start outscoring Alabama 11-4 over the first four minutes of play. The Tide chipped away at its deficit and cut it to three twice, with the last coming at 10:11 as Myers knocked down an off-balanced three-pointer. From that point, the Aggies went on a 19-9 run to take a 13-point lead, their largest of the half, with 4:22 to go. Texas A&M led 41-31 at the half.
The Aggies extended their lead out to 15 early in the second half, but a 14-2 run by Alabama over the next five minutes brought the Tide within three, 50-47, with 11:45 to play. Following the media timeout, Texas A&M scored 13 unanswered points to lead 61-47 and pull away for the final time.
The Tide will have a bye on Thursday before hosting Ole Miss on Sunday, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m. CT in Foster Auditorium.
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