Cowgirls Come up Short to #10 Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Tyra White scored 19 points and

Kelsey Bone added 19 points and 15 rebounds as No. 10 Texas A&M

outlasted scrappy McNeese State on Friday night.

Twin sisters Ashlyn and Caitlyn Baggett combined for 37 points

for McNeese State in a rematch of the first round of last year's

NCAA tournament.

A&M (9-2) got a 40-point win in that one on the way to its first

national title. But this time the Cowgirls led in the second half

and stuck around for most of the game.

The Aggies led by seven points before a 3-pointer by Caitlyn

Baggett got McNeese State (9-4) within 58-54 with about three

minutes remaining. A 3-point play by Alexia Standish started a 6-1

run by A&M to extend the lead to 64-55 and the Aggies held on for

the win.