Tarleton women's basketball had no issues against Cameron as the Texans cruised to their fifth straight win with a 74-45 victory over the Aggies in Wisdom Gym.
The Texans improve to 17-5 overall and 11-5 in the Lone Star Conference and hold a two-game lead over St. Mary's for the divisional lead.
Mackenzie Hailey and Alexa Hoy combined for 38 points and 17 rebounds in the one-sided victory that saw the Texans shoot 51 percent from the floor and held the Aggies to a season-low 23 percent. Hailey, Tarleton's second all-time leading scorer with 1,766 points, led all scorers with 21 points and 12 rebounds for her 25th career 20-point game and 30th career double-double. Hoy tied a career high with 17 points to go five rebounds and three assists.
The Texans came out of the gate on fire, as they posted a 24-point first quarter that set the tone for the rest of the game. They had runs of 9-0, 5-0, and a 6-0 scoreless streak to close out the quarter where they led 24-15. Hailey scored 13 points in the opening period while Hoy added nine as the due singlehandedly outscored the Aggies 22-15.
As the Texans closed the first with a 6-0 run, the stretch extended into the second as they scored the first seven points for a combined 11-0 run and 16-point lead at 31-15. The Texans managed only three field goals in the second quarter, but went 10-12 at the free throw line and held the Aggies to 28 percent shooting in the quarter. Tarleton led 41-25 at halftime.
The 10 points allowed by the Texans in the second quarter became a trend as it was the Aggies' same total in the third and fourth quarter and the Texans outscored them 33-20 in the second half where the Aggies only shot 15 percent.
The Texans opened the third quarter on a 10-0 run for a 26-point lead at 51-25. Kailtyn Guillory highlighted the quick start to the half with five straight points of her own as the junior finished with eight points on 2-2 shooting on 3-pointers and a career-high four steals. Tarleton led 61-35 at the end of the third quarter. Joining Guillory in the scoring column was Lucy Benson with seven points and five rebounds while Kylie Collins added three points, five rebounds and a game-high four assists.
In the fourth quarter, Hailey and Hoy exchanged buckets for the game's largest lead at 31 points, 61-38. By the time head coach Misty Wilson subbed out the starters, the Hailey and Hoy duo had as many points as Cameron did with five minutes left in the game.
The Texans had 18 points off the bench, led by Kandyn Fauire's seven points all at the free throw line. Marissa Escamilla added six points and Callie Boyles posted five points.