Wells, Nixon lead No. 23 A&M women past A&M-CC 87-54

Nov 9, 2021, 5:11 AM | Updated: 8:05 pm
Texas A&M guard Kayla Wells (11) blocks a pass from Texas A&M Corpus Christi guard Makinna Serrata ...

Texas A&M guard Kayla Wells (11) blocks a pass from Texas A&M Corpus Christi guard Makinna Serrata (20) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Justin Rex)

(AP Photo/Justin Rex)

              Texas A&M Corpus Christi head coach Royce Chadwick on the sideline against Texas A&M during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Justin Rex)
            
              Texas A&M Corpus Christi guard Makinna Serrata (20) attempts to pass the ball around Texas A&M guard Destiny Pitts (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Justin Rex)
            
              Texas A&M Corpus Christi guard Makinna Serrata (20) controls the ball against Texas A&M during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Justin Rex)
            
              Texas A&M Corpus Christi guard Makinna Serrata attempts a free throw against Texas A&M during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Justin Rex)
            
              Texas A&M Corpus Christi guard Paige Allen (11) attempts to shoot the ball against Texas A&M during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Justin Rex)
            
              Texas A&M Corpus Christi guard Violeta Verano (24) controls the ball against Texas A&M during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Justin Rex)
            
              Texas A&M head coach Gary Blair reacts on the sideline against Texas A&M Corpus Christi during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Justin Rex)
            
              Texas A&M forward Aaliyah Patty (32) passes the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Texas A&M Corpus Christi, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Justin Rex)
            
              Texas A&M guard Jordan Nixon (5) catches a rebound  during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Texas A&M Corpus Christi, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Justin Rex)
            
              Texas A&M guard Kayla Wells (11) blocks a pass from Texas A&M Corpus Christi guard Makinna Serrata (20) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Justin Rex)

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Kayla Wells scored 18 points, Jordan Nixon added 17 and No. 23 Texas A&M started longtime coach Gary Blair’s final season with an 87-54 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Tuesday night.

Nixon and Wells combined for 12 straight Aggie points with a Wells layup, putting the Aggies on top for good 17-15 at 3:27 of the first half. After an exchange of baskets to open the second quarter, A&M led by double figures the rest of the way.

Destiny Pitts added 11 points and Qadashah Hoppie 10 for Texas A&M.

Makinna Serrata and Alecia Westbrook both had 10 for the Islanders, who shot 22% in the second half and 30% for the game, missing all 13 of their 3-point attempts.

The Aggies went 12 of 24 behind the arc and shot 48% overall.

Blair announced Oct. 28 that this would be his last season. He has coached for 50 years and is 12th all-time among Division I head coaches with 839 wins. His 431 wins with the Aggies is eight from passing longtime men’s coach Shelby Metcalf at the school.

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Wells, Nixon lead No. 23 A&M women past A&M-CC 87-54