MEMPHIS, Tenn. (SMU)— McKenzie Adams scored a game-high 17 points as the SMU women’s basketball team defeated Memphis, 60-39, Wednesday night. The Mustangs picked up their 15th victory of the season and improved to 6-8 in American Athletic Conference play, while the Tigers fell to 13-14 (6-8 AAC).
Adams scored 10 points in the first quarter as the Mustangs outscored the Tigers 23-9 in the opening period. The Mustangs went on an 13-0 run over a 6:57 span and shot 69.2 percent from the field, while holding Memphis to 3-for-12 (25.0 percent) from the field in the first quarter. SMU ended the quarter on an 18-1 run and did not allow Memphis a field goal for the last 7:53 of the period.
The Mustangs matched their highest halftime score in conference play with 33 points at the break and continued to build on their lead in the third quarter.
Leading the Tigers 49-39 at the beginning of the fourth quarter, SMU held Memphis to just three points in the last period. The Mustangs posted 11 points to extend their lead to 21, tying their largest win margin in conference play.
Memphis’ Taylor Williams finished with 15 points, shooting 5-for-12 from three-point line. Cheyenne Creighton added 11 points and seven rebounds for the Tigers.
Adams’ 17 points marks the junior’s 19th game of the season scoring in double figures. Alicia Froling scored nine points, grabbed six rebounds and had two assists . Stephanie Collins also had nine points and four rebounds. Dai’ja Thomas added eight points and three rebounds.
SMU shot 48.9 percent (23-of-47) from the field and 45.5 percent (5-for-11) from behind the three-point line for the night and held the Tigers to 22.6 percent (12-for-53) from the field.
The Mustangs play at UCF Saturday at 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT before hosting Houston for the last home game of the season Monday at 7 p.m.