Lady Aggies struggle in loss to NortheasternFebruary 7, 2004
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (Feb. 7) - Cameron needed more than seven mintues to record its first points of the game and posted just nine points in the opening half, losing on the road at Northeastern State on Saturday afternoon.
The Lady Aggies trailed by as many as 23 in the opening period and never got closer than 17 in the second half of a 72-43 loss to the Lady Reds in Lone Star Conference North Division action at NSU's Jack Dobbins Fieldhouse.
Cameron (10-11, 3-3 LSC North) will look to rebound from the loss on Tuesday, when Coach Dick Halterman's squad travels to Weatherford to face Southwestern Oklahoma.
Little went right for the Lady Aggies in the early going on Saturday. Northeastern State scored the first 12 points of the game as Cameron struggled to get on the board. Brittany Cooksey's jumper at the 12:30 mark ended the drought for the Lady Aggies, but the bucket was one of just four shots converted by CU in the opening period.
Tiffany Williams scored on a jumper with 10 minutes left in the half and added a free throw two minutes later to make it 22-5. Christina Buben cashed in a layup opportunity with 2:15 left and Electa Hare converted two free throws 25 seconds later. Cameron's final points of the half came with 58 seconds left, as Hare made it 29-9 with a jumper.
Northeastern State scored the final two points of the half on a layup by Katy Kelley and opened the second period with a 4-0 spurt to make it 35-9. From there the Lady Aggies kept pace, but the damage was already done. Cameron briefly cut the lead to 17 twice in the second half, the final time coming on a Williams layup that made it 51-34 with 6:51 to play. Northeastern scored the final eight points of the game, stretching the lead to 29 by game's end.
Williams led Cameron with a game-high 16 points, including 13 in the second half. Kimberle Woods added nine points - all coming after halftime.
Alicia Keys led the Lady Reds with 12 points. Northeastern, which owned a 22-6 advantage in the game in points off turnovers, also received 11 points from Cara Busson and 10 from Kelley.