Aggies Run Streak to Four; Beat Incarnate Word, 68-60December 18, 2010SAN ANTONIO – Junior Sabelle Diata and sophomore Alexis Williams both tallied 23 points as the pair teamed up to lead the Cameron Aggies (5-5) to a 68-60 victory on the road over Lone Star Conference foe Incarnate Word (0-7) on Saturday at the McDermott Center in San Antonio.
The Aggies have now won their last four games and have their longest win streak under Head Coach Tom Webb. The game was a LSC cross-over contest and does not count toward either team’s conference record.
“This game was a testament to the strength of our team,” said Webb. “To go on the road and win games is tough enough, but to come out on the road against a conference opponent is even tougher and I’m proud of the way our women responded.”
Diata was 10-of-19 (52-percent) shooting from the field while Williams was 8-of-16 (50-percent) to lead the Aggies. Williams also drained a long-range three at the buzzer to send Cameron to the locker room up 32-31 with a load of momentum. It was a lead the visitors never relinquished, allowing the Cardinals to draw the game to a tie just twice in the second stanza.
Senior Josie Stewart chipped in six points including a pair of free throws late to break a deadlock at 56-56 and put the Aggies solidly in the driver’s seat. Her next trip to the stripe put the Aggies up seven and ultimately the game out of reach for the Cardinals.
Freshman Ali Brown was also a defensive wall as Webb went to the Chattanooga, Okla., native to shut down IW’s hot shooting Katy Cooke who was 4-for-4 behind the arc in the first half. Behind Brown’s wall, Cooke was able to post just five points, all from the charity stripe, in the second half.
“We’ve had a lot of tough games this year and [the team is] just now figuring out how to win,” Webb added. “I couldn’t be prouder of the way our team is responding to adversity and digging deep to find ways to win ball games.”
Cameron has been dominant on the glass all season and Saturday’s game was no different. The Aggie women outrebounded the Cardinals 39-28 including a 17-6 advantage on the offensive side.
For the game, the Aggies were 24-of-61 (39-percent) from the field and 15-for-20 (75-percent) from the free throw line.
The team now continues their two-game road trip with their final game of 2010 at Texas A&M-Kingsville on Dec. 20.