12/15 23:34 CST Carter's record 46 points paces No. 19 Texas A&M women
Carter's record 46 points paces No. 19 Texas A&M women
By JILL PAINTER LOPEZ
LOS ANGELES (AP) --- Freshman Chennedy Carter scored 46 points, a Texas A&M
single-game record, to lead the No. 19 Aggies to a 75-74 win over USC on Friday
at the Galen Center.
Carter made the game-winning jumper from the baseline with nine seconds left to
lift Texas A&M to a 9-2 record. USC's Aliyah Mazyck tried a 3-pointer with two
seconds left but it didn't fall.
Carter scored 15 points in the first quarter but it was a back-and-forth game
that went down the wire. Carter made 17 of 28 shots.
USC (8-1) suffered its first loss of the season. Sadie Edwards had 20 points
for USC, and Kristen Simon added 18.
USC ran out to eight consecutive wins then had the last two weeks off. That was
plenty of time to prepare for the Aggies. Still, it was hard to devise a plan
to stop Carter, who made 6 of 8 field-goal attempts in the first quarter and
never went cold.
Carter is Texas A&M's leading scorer and leads the country in scoring among
freshmen. Khaalia Hillsman --- the Aggies' second-leading scorer --- was held
to one point on 0-for-4 shooting in the first half and finished with six points.
The Trojans were outrebounded 27-18 in the first half but led by a point at the
Simon was honored before the game for reaching 1,000 career points. And USC
coach Mark Trakh was honored for his 400th career victory.
Texas A&M: The Aggies should benefit from getting road-tested --- this was
their second consecutive game away from College Station. They played nine of
their first 10 games at home.
USC: The Trojans faced their most difficult test of the season by far and had a
chance to win on a last-second shot but it didn't fall. It was something to
Texas A&M: Hosts Hawaii on Wednesday.
USC: Plays Middle Tennessee in the UTRGV Holiday Classic.
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