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Texas A&M locks Ole Miss down defensively

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP)-- Ciera Johnson scored 17 points and N'dea Jones grabbed 13 rebounds as No. 10 Texas A&M cruised to a 79-35 victory over Mississippi on Monday night.

The Aggies (14-1, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) jumped to a 37-19 lead at halftime, despite star guard Chennedy Carter not collecting her first field goal until 2:51 remained in the first half. Carter entered the game averaging 23.2 points per game, but scored 13 points against the Rebels (7-8, 0-2 SEC), with 11 of those coming in the second half.

Shambria Washington and Johnson combined for more points in the first half (23) than the Rebels scored over the first two quarters. Washington made 5-of-6 field goals in the decisive first half, including both of her 3-point attempts.

The Aggies re-entered the top 10 on Monday for the first time since falling out after an 80-58 loss to current No. 11 Florida State on Dec. 1. The Rebels were led by Deja Cage with 15 points -- the only Mississippi player in double digits -- and were held to a season-low in points.

Mississippi was 5-of-24 from the 3-point line (20.8 percent), with Cage making 3-of-10 from that distance. The Aggies shot 55.7 percent from the field (34 of 61) compared to the Rebels' 27.5 percent (14 of 51).