Aggies Clip Lady Eagles' FeathersDecember 13, 2011
Lawton, Okla. (Dec. 13, 2011) ¬¬— Cameron’s women’s basketball team defended its home turf in an exhibition contest Tuesday evening, overcoming an early 15-point deficit to defeat Rhema Bible College, 59-46. Even more impressive, the comeback was done without the majority of the team’s starting line-up.
“It’s finals week, so we had a number of kids that had to worry about classes,” said Head Coach Tom Webb. “We played tonight without four starters. With everything going on, it was a great chance to get some kids some quality minutes.”
The team started out slowly in the first half, falling behind 23-8 with 8:51 left in the first. But the Lady Eagle’s flight was short, as sophomore Ali Brown, the only starter playing in the exhibition, nailed a three that sparked the Black and Gold. Junior Sharna Hoosier made the final bucket of the half, cutting Rhema’s lead to one, 30-29.
“They (the team) had the chance to learn from their mistakes and grow,” Webb said. “It was good.”
Cameron came out aggressive in the second half, looking to avoid a repeat of the first. The Aggies took the lead, 38-37, with 14:09 left in the game on free throws by junior Jordan Kauk. It was their first lead since early in the first half. Within three minutes Cameron had pulled ahead by 10 and never looked back, cruising to the victory. Kauk finished the game with a team-high 17 points.
“The team found its rhythm,” the coach said. “It was real good for them. In January, the more minutes (played by the women), the better they feel … they then play better.”
While the coach said there are some things to work on after this game, namely working the offense inside more, Webb said he is looking forward to the team’s next game against Incarnate Word (6-2, 2-2) at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Aggie Gym.
“It’s going to be one hekk of an exciting Saturday,” Webb said. “That goes for the women and the men.”
The men will follow the women Saturday, tipping off at 4 p.m. against Incarnate Word (6-4, 2-2).
Statistics for tonight’s game will not reflect in season and NCAA statistics.