Tarleton State (10-1) posted season highs in three-point field goals and assists and dominated Cameron (3-8) 92-63 in Lone Star Conference crossover play at Wisdom Gym Monday night.
Tori Skarke knocked down five three-point field goals and led all scorers with 17 pooints, 15 in the first half. The TexAnns hit nine three-point bombs as a team.
“Tori really set the pace for us (in the first half) and she had too because they were putting a lot of pressure on our post players underneath,” Tarleton head coach Ronnie Hearne said.
Shelby Adamson just missed a double-double with 10 points and nine assists. She also had five rebounds and four steals for a well-rounded stat line.
Sonya Sundberg also had a do-it-all type night, scoring seven points, grabbing five boards and dishing off four assists.
Five other TexAnns had at least one assist as they tallied 20 as a team.
“I got onto the girls about moving the ball and finding the open man,” Hearne said. “We started doing a good job of it. When you find the open girl and hit your shots it’s a fun game to play.”
Skarke and Adamson were two of five TexAnns in double figures as Shedera Bowman scored 13, Morgan Stehling tallied 12 off the bench and Brittnie Haley posted 10.
Four other TexAnns scored at least five points, including Brittany Coleman (8), Sundberg, JoAnne Jones (6) and Lisa Parker (5).
Tarleton used a pair of 7-0 spurts and outscored Camron 11-0 in second chance points to build a 43-32 halftime advantage.
They outscored Cameron 23-4 in the first seven minutes of the second half to lead 66-36 and eventually led by as many as 33.
The victory gives the TexAnns 10 wins before Jan. 1 for the first time in school history.
“Now that I think about it, it’s a pleasant surprise (to be 10-1),” Hearne said. “The girls are playing with a lot of confidence right now and I know they expect a lot from themselves in the second semester.”