Wilson lifts Aggies past Little Rock

Wilson lifts Aggies past Little Rock
Posted at 10:16 PM, Nov 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-20 23:16:21-05

Aaliyah Wilson scored a career-high 20 points, leading No. 20 Texas A&M to a 61-40 win over Little Rock in a women’s basketball game Tuesday at the Jack Stephens Center.

Defense ruled the day for the Aggies, who held Little Rock (2-2) without a field goal in two separate stretches of at least nine minutes, forcing the Trojans into a 0-for-12 stretch during the first half, and a 0-for-10 stretch during the second half.

The Aggies (3-1) led 27-20 at halftime, then made six of their first seven shots after intermission, building the lead to 17 points by the end of the quarter.

The Trojans’ 40 points marked the fewest Texas A&M has allowed in a game since November 23, 2016—the Aggies’ previous visit to the Jack Stephens Center, holding the Trojans to 37 points in that game.

Wilson’s 20 points matched her career-high, set against Texas A&M in 2017. N’dea Jones had her second career double double with a career-high 12 points and 13 rebounds. Chennedy Carter and Ciera Johnson added 10 each. Carter had a season-high six assists.

The Aggies return to action on Friday, November 23 to host Arkansas State at 4 p.m.