Texas A&M-International downs No. 10 Midwestern State behind Chacon
WICHITA FALLS, Texas -- Texas A&M International's Samantha Chacon ripped the nets for 25 points to lead the red-hot shooting Dustdevils to an 84-75 win against 10th-ranked Midwestern State on Tuesday night.
Texas A&M-International buried the Mustangs with a 27-2 run which included a 19-2 burst before intermission after a Kirsti Degelia three-pointer. The shot gave the Mustangs a brief 28-27 lead with 5:15 to go in the opening half.
TAMIU's Tina Dang, who finished with 14 points and three three-pointers off of the bench, hit a pair of treys before the end of the half and Chacon added a triple and a transition layup to give the Dustdevils a 46-30 edge at the break.
A&M International shot 55.2 percent in the opening half including a six-of-10 clip from the arc then scored the first eight points of the second half to extend the advantage to 54-30 before Skyler Warrick connected on a pair of free throws to stem the tide momentarily.
TAMIU's Jessica Woo scored seven points in a two-minute stretch to help the Dustdevils earn their largest lead of the night at 65-37 with 14:50 to play.
The Mustangs battled back to slice the lead into single digits using a 12-1 run to pull within 76-67 on a Lisa Hampton jumper with 1:44 to play, but that's as close as the Mustangs would get.