AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Charli Collier scored 28 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, freshman DeYona Gaston had her first double-double and No. 19 Texas beat Lamar 77-49 on Tuesday.
Collier scored eight points during Texas’ game-opening 12-3 run and the Longhorns led 20-11 after the first quarter. Collier finished the half with 19 points and five rebounds to help build a 40-25 lead. She was 8 of 10 from the field as the Longhorns shot 55%. Lamar’s starters combined for three points in the half.
Texas pulled away in the third quarter, closing on a 16-0 run, as Lamar didn’t score in the final six minutes. Gaston and Collier combined to score the first 11 points of the run — with six from Gaston.
Gaston finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds — both season highs — and Joanne Allen-Taylor added 12 points for Texas (7-1), which only had eight available players. Celeste Taylor, averaging 13.4 points per game, missed her third straight contest and Audrey Warren, 13.1 points, also didn’t play.