Adams leads No. 7 Texas A&M over Drexel

Danielle Adams scored 16 of her 20 points in the first half and No. 7 Texas A&M rolled to a 74-45 win over Drexel on Tuesday night in the Surf 'N Slam tournament.

Texas A&M (10-1), playing its first game in nine days, showed no rust as it led from the outset. The Aggies used a 16-3 run midway through the first half to take a 25-7 lead with 8:55 left.

Adams made 9 of 14 shots to lead Texas A&M, which shot 47.7 percent. Adams, who averages 21.9 points, scored in double figures in her 20th consecutive game.

Kamile Nacickaite scored 11 points and Jasmina Rosseel added 10 for Drexel (7-3), which trailed 42-22 at halftime.

The Aggies will play host San Diego State (6-5) in Thursday night's championship game.

Texas A&M looked solid in every phase of the game as it held a 38-26 rebounding edge, limited the Dragons to 35.6 percent shooting and forced Drexel into a season-high 24 turnovers.

Tyra White scored 14 points for the Aggies and Adaora Elonu finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds for her second career double-double.

There was little drama from the beginning as Texas A&M jumped out to a 7-0 lead. After Ayana Lee scored for Drexel, the Aggies went on the 16-3 run that was started with White's 3-pointer and finished with a jumper by Sydney Carter.

Texas A&M shot 51.5 percent in the first half and forced the Dragons into 11 turnovers in taking a 20-point lead.

The Aggies defense bothered Drexel, which came into the game leading the nation in 3-point shooting at 45.5 percent. The Dragons were held to a season-low 22.2 percent on 4 of 18 from beyond the stripe.

Nacickaite and Rosseel, Drexel's top two 3-point threats struggled against the Aggies' defense. Nacickaite, who came in tied for third in the nation at 50 percent shooting, made just 2 of 5. Rosseel, second in school history in 3-pointers made, finished just 2 for 10.