Fortner's Tigers Score 119 to Set AU Record

The Auburn women's basketball team continued its winning ways vs. visitors from Texas.

Auburn, Ala.--With senior point guard Whitney Boddie leading the way with a triple-double, the 13th-ranked Auburn women's basketball team improved to 9-0 with a record-setting victory over Sam Houston State.

On Friday night at Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum the Tigers won 119-54. Auburn's points total broke the Auburn scoring record of 116 points set vs. Alabama State in 1986.

Boddie scored 13 points, dished out 12 assists and added 10 rebounds for the Tigers. She became the second Tiger in history to produce a triple-double.

Whitney Boddie shoots vs. Sam Houston State.

Junior center Keke Carrier led the Tigers in scoring with 19 points off the bench while senior DeWanna Bonner scored 18 for Coach Nell Fortner's Tigers. Sophomore Alli Smalley added 16 points for an Auburn team that shot 62.3 percent from the field.

"I thought we had some really nice individual performances," Fortner said. "Whitney Boddie, obviously had a tremendous night. DeWanna Bonner's step-back move, I think we saw that several times tonight, that is something she worked really hard to develop. She had it going tonight. Alli Smalley shot the ball really well."

Auburn held Sam Houston State, which is 1-6, to 30.2 field goal shooting. The Tigers had just 12 turnovers while the visitors made 26.

The Tigers dominated the rebounding numbers 55-27.

Auburn hit 21-35 free throws to 11-16 for Sam Houston. The Tigers were 2-5 on threes while Sam Houston hit 5-25 treys.

Ree-Ree Hobbs and Chantel Hilliard scored 13 points for Auburn while Sherell Hobbs added 10.

The Tigers return to action on Sunday with a road game at Liberty. Box Score


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