The Texas Women's basketball team played a matinee game against Houston Baptist Wednesday afternoon November 16, 2016 with hundreds of AISD elementary school students in attendance. RALPH BARRERA/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

BEVO BEAT Women's Basketball

Texas beats Houston Baptist 98-46 before 6,378 fans

Roughly 5,000 kids from 40 area elementary schools were in attendance for annual 40 Acres Field Trip

Posted November 16th, 2016

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  • Brooke McCarty hit four of her five shots from behind the arc to score 16. Jada Underwood and Ariel Atkins added 11 points for the Horns

Freshman Joyner Holmes scored 22 points and gathered nine rebounds to pace No. 8 Texas to a 98-46 victory over Houston Baptist before 6,378 fans Wednesday at the Erwin Center.

Roughly 5,000 elementary kids representing 40 area schools attended the first home game of the regular season.

Brooke McCarty hit four of five shots behind the three-point arc and tallied 16 points to go along with four assists. Freshman Jada Underwood and junior Ariel Atkins had 11 points apiece and senior Brianna Taylor 10 for the Longhorns.

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Texas (1-1) led 28-17 after one quarter and 57-21 at halftime.

Texas will continue its non-conference schedule at 5 p.m. Sunday at No. 10 Mississippi State. The Longhorns won last year’s matchup 53-47 in Austin.

 

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