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Jan 3, 2020; Auburn, AL, USA; Auburn Tigers guard Honesty Scott-Grayson (23) shoots as Georgia Lady Bulldogs forward Javyn Nicholson (35) defends during during the game between Auburn and Georgia at Auburn Arena. Mandatory Credit: Shanna Lockwood/AU Athletics

Scott-Grayson's dominance leads Auburn past North Carolina A&T

AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) -- Honesty Scott-Grayson’s career-high 31 points help the Tigers get past the Aggies.

The Auburn Tigers (8-2) defeated the North Carolina A&T Aggies (5-4) by a score of 79-63.

"I was poised," Scott-Grayson said. "I let the game come to me. My teammates put me in good positions to get those buckets so I give credit to them."

Scott-Grayson also finished with five steals, five rebounds, and three assists.

"Honesty is very unselfish," Auburn head coach Johnnie Harris said. "This is something she could do every day. She stays in the gym. It pays off for her. She is very impactful on this team. She does a lot of different things that help us win."

Scott-Grayson’s 31 points made her Auburn’s leading scorer by a comfortable margin. Sydney Shaw led the Tigers in assists with five and Kharyssa Richardson led them in rebounds with six.

"I was happy with the shot selection I took," Shaw said. "I was able to see the hot hand and put my teammates in good position to score and having a game where I'm not forcing anything, just taking what the game gives me."

Auburn was without usual starters Aicha Coulibaly and Jakayla Johnson, who both suffered injuries during practice.

D’Mya Tucker led North Carolina A&T in points with 14 and rebounds with eight. Maleia Bracone led the Aggies in assists with three.

Getting the ball inside remained a focus for the Tigers as they scored 28 points in the paint. They also won the turnover battle, only committing 14 to North Carolina A&T’s 27 which was good for a 29-14 advantage in points off turnovers.

Auburn will be back in action on Sunday to take on the Samford Bulldogs at home in Neville Arena. Tip-off is set for noon CT and the game will be televised on SEC Network.