The Aggie women's basketball team survived a tight battle with Cal State-Northridge on Sunday afternoon in the Pan Am winning 66-59. Tabytha Wampler led the team with a game-high 26 points and 14 rebounds as she had nearly recorded a double-double at halftime with 12 points and nine rebounds. The Aggies held Cal State-Northridge to just 31 percent shooting for the game in avoiding the upset.
After both teams struggled out of the gate offensively, Tabytha Wampler broke the seal on the basket nearly three minutes in when her layup found the bottom of the basket. Wampler was fouled on the play and converted the free throw to give the Aggies a 3-0 lead. Northridge would trail the Aggies by just one at 10-9 with 13:06 left in the first half but the Aggies would go on a 9-0 run over the next two minutes. The run was fueled by a layup from Camila Rosen, jumper from Kaitlyn Soto, a three pointer from Danisha Corbett and a pair of free throws from Tabytha Wampler to take a 19-9 lead.
The Madators would respond with a 10-1 run over the next four minutes to cut the Aggies' lead to just one at 20-19. Northridge would take their first lead of the game at 36-25 after Anna Simmons hit a three pointer with 2:10 left in the half. The two teams would head into halftime tied at 28 after Wampler hit one of two free throws with 33 seconds left in the half.
The Aggies would take a seven point lead in the second half with 14:11 left to play after a layup by Kaitlyn Soto however, the Matadors would trim into the Aggies' lead and eventually take a one point lead at 57-56 with 2:24 left to play.
The Aggies would retake the lead and salt the game away from the free throw linen the final two minutes winning 66-59.