Prairie View women rout Northwestern State; La. Tech loses big

NATCHITOCHES — Prairie View A&M ran off the game’s first 15 points Thursday night and rode the 22-point outburst of Kiara Etienne to blow past Northwestern State’s women’s basketball team 63-31 at Prather Coliseum.

Etienne added six rebounds, three assists and three steals for Prairie View (2-4), which held Northwestern State to 20 percent shooting (9-45).

It was the Lady Demons all-time scoring low for the second straight game, on the heels of getting only 36 in a loss Thursday at 12th-ranked Oklahoma.

Northwestern State (4-4) cut the early deficit down to six at 23-17, but the visitors opened the margin to 31-19 at halftime.

The Lady Demons scored the first two baskets of the second period to move within nine at 31-22, but Etienne hit a 3-pointer in a 7-0 burst and the margin never got closer than 11 afterward.

TEXAS A&M 77, LOUISIANA TECH 26: In College Station, Texas, the Aggies led 43-6 at halftime and rolled past the Lady Techsters.

The Lady Techsters (2-4) shot just 1 for 19 (5.3 percent) in the first half and finished 9 for 54 (16.7 percent).

The Aggies (4-3) scored the first 13 points of the game and kept Louisiana Tech from scoring until 12:28 remaining in the first half.