Allen-Taylor leads No. 22 Texas women over Drake 101-80

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP)Joanne Allen-Taylor had 23 points and 10 rebounds to help No. 22 Texas beat Drake 101-80 on Friday night.

Audrey Warren added 18 points, Charli Collier scored 17 and Lauren Ebo had 14 for the Longhorns (5-1), who outrebounded Drake 39-29. Kyra Lambert had 11 points, eight rebounds, six assists and seven steals. Warren added five steals for Texas, which had 16 steals as a team and scored 33 points off Drake’s 21 turnovers.

Texas used a 23-3 run in the first quarter to pull away to a 27-9 lead. The Bulldogs (2-4) closed within single digits five times in the second quarter but got the deficit no closer than eight and trailed the Longhorns 59-44 at halftime.

Maddie Monahan scored a career-high 28 points on 11-of-15 shooting for Drake. Kierra Collier added 18 points and Allie Wooldridge set career marks with 13 points and 11 rebounds, recording her first double-double while also dishing out six assists.

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