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Texas women’s basketball crushes Maine in NCAA first round

Guard Ariel Atkins scored 16 points to help lift the Texas women's basketball team to an 83-54 win over Maine in the first round of the NCAA tournament (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Lansdale

AUSTIN, Texas — Forward Jatarie White led all scorers with 17 points, and guards Ariel Atkins added 16 and Lashann Higgs chipped in with 15, leading the Texas women’s basketball team to an easy 83-54 win over Maine in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship at the Frank Erwin Center.

The Longhorns trampled the Black Bears early, jumping out to a 23-8 lead after the first quarter and enjoying a 45-18 margin at halftime. Texas head coach Karen Aston said after the game