Lady Aggies come up short against SWOSUJanuary 20, 2004
LAWTON, Okla. (Jan. 20) - Kimberle Woods scored 20 and Christina Buben added 15, but the Lady Aggies couldn't account for a 33-6 scoring deficit from three-point range Tuesday night at Aggie Gym. Cameron lost 59-56 to Southwestern Oklahoma in the Lone Star Conference North Division basketball opener for both schools.
Coach Dick Halterman's squad slipped to 7-9 overall and 0-1 in LSC North Division play. Southwestern improved to 7-7 and 1-0. The Lady Aggies will shoot for their first conference win on Thursday, travelling to Stephenville, Texas, to face Tarleton State.
Woods was the game's leading scorer, connecting on 7-of-11 field goal attempts, including 2-of-3 from three-point range. The senior guard also added five rebounds and a game-high four steals. Southwestern got 19 points from Oklahoma State transfer Julie Dawson and 16 points from Paige Adams. Southwestern's Kayla Horn led all players with 13 rebounds.
Southwestern opened up an early eight-point lead and never trailed in the first half, despite hitting just 37.5 percent from the field in the period. Seven of the Lady Bulldogs' nine field goals in the half, however, came from long range. SWOSU was 7-of-13 from behind the arc in the first half and finished the game 11-of-23.
Coach Shelly Pond's crew converted only six two-point field goals in the game, compared to 20 for the Lady Aggies. But Southwestern outscored Cameron 33-6 from three-point range and also owned a 14-10 scoring advantage at the free throw line. Both teams combined to miss only four charity tosses in the game.
Southwestern led by just two at halftime, getting a pair of free throws by Dawson with nine seconds remaining in the period to break a 29-29 tie. But the Lady Bulldogs opened the second half on an 8-0 run thanks to several missed shots by Cameron.
The Lady Aggies battled back, however, and took their first lead of the game at the 12:43 mark of the half when Melisa Steen's jumper made it 40-39.
Woods converted two free throws with 4:01 to play, giving Cameron a slim 53-52 lead. But Southwestern scored the next seven points, including five by Adams, to regain the lead for good. With the game already decided, Woods drained an uncontested three-pointer at the buzzer to forge the final score.