Aggies Beat Cowgirls 60-50

Saturday, January 24th 2009, 11:32 pm
By: News On 6

Associated Press

STILLWATER, OK -- Danielle Gant scored 22 points, Takia Starks added 15 and No. 9 Texas A&M survived a late comeback attempt led by Andrea Riley to beat No. 24 Oklahoma State 60-50 Saturday night.

Riley brought the Cowgirls (12-5, 1-3 Big 12) back within 51-50 after her fourth straight free throw with 1:23 to play, but the Aggies (15-3, 3-2) went 9 for 10 from the foul line and held Oklahoma State scoreless the rest of the way for their fifth straight win in Stillwater.

Riley tried to make it interesting, but she missed a transition basket and a step-back 3-pointer before grabbing her own rebound and then fired another 3 that was also off-target. She finished with 21 points to lead the Cowgirls, and Taylor Hardeman scored 13.

Texas A&M has won 10 of 11 in the series, including a win in the Big 12 championship game last year.