Conexión San Ángelo/ ASU Sports Department contributor 
Photo courtesy of ASU 

SAN ANGELO - The Angelo State women's basketball team held onto its momentum, returning from the winter break with a 74-50 win against Texas A&M International in Saturday's 2 p.m. game played December 30 in the Stephens Arena at the Junell Center.

The Belles (8-2, 3-1 LSC) earned their fourth straight win against the Dust Devils, getting double digit scoring efforts from three different players.

ASU was anything but cold to open the game, shooting 69 percent overall in the first half along with a 67 percent showing from behind the arc.

Forward Dee Moore opened the scoring with three points the hard way, getting a bucket inside and hitting the ensuing free throw. Belle guard Marquita Daniels scored the team's next six points, with he third straight bucket putting ASU up 9-7 with 6:17 left in the opening quarter. ASU would lead for the remainder of the game.

Daniels turned in another strong performance against the Dust Devils, scoring 10 points with four rebounds and three assists.

The bucket from Daniels in the first quarter sparked an 11-point Angelo State run, and by the end of the first quarter the Belles were up by 13.

ASU pushed the lead even wider to start the second quarter, going on a 9-4 run and holding a 19-point lead with just under five minutes left.

With just 54 seconds left in the half, guard Kynese Davis hit a runner in the lane to push the lead past the 20-point mark. As the two teams went into the locker room, the Belles led by 21.

The lead got even wider less than a minute into the third quarter, as guard Madi Greenwood hit from behind the arc to put the Belles up by 26 points.

Greenwood shot well in the contest, hitting three of four three-pointers and scoring 15 points overall.

The third and final double-digit scorer for the Belles was Dezirae Hampton, who got 14 points in the game as well as seven boards.

Texas A&M-International fought back during the third quarter, getting the lead down to just 18 points with three minutes in the quarter, but ASU held off the attack and led by exactly 20 heading into the final period.

ASU scored the first five points in the fourth quarter, capped off by a bucket from Aaliyah Warren, before the Dust Devils scored again.

The Belles went on another strong run after the TAMI bucket, however, going on an 8-0 run and increasing the lead to 30 points with 2:53 remaining.

The 30-point gap was the widest ASU would hold in the game as the Dust Devils scored the next three buckets, but the final horn sounded with a 74-50 Belle victory.

ASU will be on the road next week, taking on Tarleton State at 5:30 p.m. Thursday night in Stephenville and facing Texas A&M-Commerce at 2 p.m. on Saturday in Commerce.

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