Kelsey Bone and Kristi Bellock scored 15 points each, helping
No. 23 Texas A&M kick off a four-game road swing with a 79-61
victory over USC on Saturday afternoon.
Bellock pulled down 10 rebounds and Bone had nine for the Aggies
(6-3), who also got 14 points from Courtney Walker.
Cassie Harberts, coming off a double-double in a loss to Fresno
State, led the Women of Troy (3-5) with 19 points and eight
rebounds. Ariya Crook added 15 points, but USC shot just 30 percent
from the floor.
The Aggies led just 33-30 after a back-and-forth first half but
took control after halftime with a 12-0 run capped by Bone’s
3-pointer. That gave A&M a 51-35 lead with 12:55 to play, and
the Aggies went on to lead by as many as 25.
A&M next faces Kansas State on Wednesday in the World Vision
Classic in Las Vegas.