TAMU-T basketball teams continue to struggle during inaugural season in RRAC

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Texas A&M-Texarkana men's basketball coach Ryan Wall paces the floor as the Eagles' struggled Thursday against Jarvis Christian College.


ALEXANDRIA, La. – Texas A&M University-Texarkana’s inaugural basketball season in the Red River Athletic Conference continues to be a struggle.

Nationally-ranked LSU-Alexandria (10-3, 3-0) built a 54-42 lead in the first half, and cruised past the Eagles, 105-80. TAMU-T falls to 4-9 overall and 0-2 in conference play.

Senior Chris Vickers (6-6) led the host team with a game-high 27 points and 12 rebounds. He converted 7 of 10 treys. The winners made 18 of 46 3-pointers, and outrebounded the Eagles, 47-40. Montrey Thomas Jr. had 16 points for LSU-A, while Anthony Stove contributed 15.

The Eagles had four players score in double digits. Texarkana freshman Decorion Phillips led TAMU-T with 16 points. Anthony McGee tallied 13, while Shaheed Halk and Desmond Kennedy added 11 each. Connor Ouellette had 8 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists.

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TAMU-T women struggle with 43 turnovers

TAMU-T’s women committed 43 turnovers in losing to LSU-Alexandria, 112-74. The winners standing 5-3 on the season and 3-0 in the RRAC. The Eagles fall to 2-9 and 0-2, respectively.

Kendriana Washington and Kelsey Thaxton led LSU-A with 21 points each. All seven players for the winners scored in double figures.

Five players scored in double digits for the Eagles. Abby Dykes and Naomi Tekeab scored 12 points each. Haylee Washington, Victoria Hill and Saylie Mount had 10 points each. Ashley Dykes pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds.

Both Texarkana teams will be back in action Saturday at LSU-Shreveport.