Lady Aggies rally past SouthwesternFebruary 10, 2004
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WEATHERFORD, Okla. (Feb. 10) - Brittany Cooksey's three-pointer with 8.2 seconds remaining capped a dramatic comeback, lifting the Cameron women's basketball team to a 67-66 win over Southwestern Oklahoma here Tuesday evening.
Coach Dick Halterman's Lady Aggies spotted SWOSU the first 17 points of the game, but came storming back to improve to 4-3 in Lone Star Conference North Division play while evening their overall record at 11-11.
Cameron returns home on Thursday, hosting Tarleton State in a key LSC North matchup scheduled to tipoff at 6 p.m., at Aggie Gym.
Kimberle Woods led all players in the game with 23 points on Tuesday. The Dallas senior was 9-of-12 from the field, including a perfect 3-of-3 from three-point range, while also posting a game-high nine rebounds. Cooksey added 15, hitting 3-of-6 from behind the arc. All five Southwestern starters scored in double-figures, but the Lady Bulldog reserves were outscored 19-0 by the Cameron bench.
Cameron fell behind early for the second straight game on Tuesday. The Lady Aggies, who went more than seven minutes without a point in Saturday's loss to Northeastern State, needed nearly five minutes before Tiffany Williams' layup made it 17-2. Cameron chipped away from there, briefly cutting the Southwestern lead to just three on a steal and layup by Cooksey with 6:21 left in the half.
But Southwestern answered with an 8-0 run and went to intermission leading by seven at 35-28.
Coach Shelly Pond's squad had its lead back in double-digits at the start of the second half before a string of three missed shots and a turnover allowed the Lady Aggies to cut the lead to just one with 13:55 to play. Cameron took its first lead of the game (50-48) on a layup by Christina Buben at the 10-minute mark.
But four ties and three lead-changes later, Southwestern had a two-point lead on a jumper by Julie Dawson with 33 seconds remaining. On the ensuing possession, Cameron worked the ball until Cooksey came free on the perimeter, draining the go-ahead trey with eight seconds to play.
Southwestern immediately called timeout and drew up a plan for Dawson to try for the game-winner. But her shot in the final seconds was off the mark and in the scramble for the rebound, the final buzzer sounded.
Cameron finished the game with a commanding 28-10 lead in points in the paint. The Lady Aggies also outscored SWOSU 22-7 in points off turnovers and 23-12 in second-chance points.