DENTON, Texas -- Achiri Ade and Karla Gilbert combined for 26 points to lead No. 16 Texas A&M to a season-opening win over North Texas, 67-48, Monday.
After Acheil Tac's layup 4:35 into the contest cut the lead to 8-6, the Aggies rolled off 16 unanswered points to take control of the game.
Ade was 7 of 17 from the field to lead the Aggies with 14 points and eight rebounds. Gilbert shot 6 of 10 from the floor to add 12 points and Tavarsha Scott-Williams came off the bench to hit 5 of 6 field goal attempts with 10 points.
Briesha Wynn was 5 of 8 from the free throw line to lead the Eagles with 13 points and tied Tac for team-high honors in rebounds with 7 each.
Nelda Roy, Gilbert's mother, scored 17 points to upset the Aggies in 1988, the last time they played North Texas at Denton.
Twenty years after winning gold in Atlanta, members of the 1996 U.S. Olympic team reunited and walked down memory lane while being honored by the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.
At Saturday's Women's Basketball Hall of Fame induction, this year's class -- including Natalie Williams and Jackie Stiles -- spoke about the ties that bind everyone in the women's hoops world.
Disappointed by being left off the U.S. Olympic volleyball team? Just reach the Olympics in another sport. Natalie Williams, one of six Hall of Fame inductees, was that athletically gifted.
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