Hare's treys spark Lady Aggies to winJanuary 31, 2004
LAWTON, Okla. (Jan. 31) - Trailing by 16 points in the second half, Southeastern Oklahoma threatened a comeback attempt in Lone Star Conference women's basketball action Saturday afternoon at Aggie Gym. But back-to-back three-pointers by Electa Hare stalled the SOSU surge and propelled Cameron to a 63-54 victory.
Coach Dick Halterman's squad will look to make it two in a row Thursday, hosting Central Oklahoma in an LSC North contest scheduled to tip off at 6 p.m., at Cameron's Aggie Gym.
Cameron controlled Saturday's contest virtually from start to finish, leading by as many as 16 on two occassions. Christina Buben put Cameron up 30-14 with two and a half minutes remaining in the opening period and the Lady Aggies went to intermission with a 12-point advantage.
The Lady Aggies again led by 16 when Brittni Peacock drilled a three-pointer with 12:34 to play to make it 43-27. But this time Southeastern answered with an 11-4 run, cutting the lead to single digits for the first time since trailing 18-9 midway through the first half. Lauren Martin's jumper at the 7:25 mark brough Southeastern within nine and appeared to have the Lady Aggies on their heels for the first time in the game.
But Hare popped the net from long-range on back-to-back possessions for the Lady Aggies, giving back the breathing room they had enjoyed much of the contest. Cameron's lead didn't dip below double-digits again until seven seconds remaining in the game, when Jessica Hocker converted a pair of free throws for SOSU to forge the final score.
Kimberle Woods led the Lady Aggies with 14 points in the contest, hitting 5-of-10 from the floor. Brittany Cooksey added 13 and Hare finished with nine. Southeastern received a 20-point effort from Randi Wilson and outscored the Lady Aggies 18-9 from the free throw line.