Lady Aggies drop opener to Central MissouriNovember 15, 2004
WARRENSBURG, Mo. (Nov. 15) - Senior Christina Buben hit 70 percent from the floor and scored a team-high 16 points, but it wasn't enough as Central Missouri State posted a 74-56 win over the Lady Aggies in the season opener for both teams.
Southwest Missouri State transfer Tiffany Vincent scored 27 points in her debut with the Jennies, while Cameron committed 24 turnovers and shot just 38.6 percent from the field.
Katie Stoll was the only other Lady Aggie in double-figures, scoring 12 points. Junior Brittany Cooksey led the team with 10 rebounds while adding eight points and a team-high three assists.
Cameron led on four occasions in the first half against the Jennies. Cooksey's layup at the 11-minute mark put the Lady Aggies up 15-12 and after a CMSU three-pointer, Stoll's free throw midway through the opening period broke a 15-15 tie to give Cameron a one-point advantage.
But CMSU answered with a 21-8 run over the next nine minutes and took a 10-point lead into the locker room at halftime.
Buben cut the lead to single digits with a bucket in the opening seconds of the second half and the Lady Aggies remained within striking distance, trailing by just 12 after a Cooksey layup with just over 17 minutes to play. But another Central Missouri run - this time a 17-2 streak over a five-and-a-half-minute span - gave the Jennies all the cushion they would need.
Back-to-back fast break layups by Kara Rewerts and Vincent made it 60-33 and put the Lady Aggies on their heels. Cameron answered with a 5-0 run on a three-pointer by Stoll and a layup by Buben, but never got within 16 points the rest of the way.
Cameron will look for its first win of the season on Wednesday, travelling to Phoenix, Ariz., to face Grand Canyon University. The Lady 'Lopes lost their season opener on Monday, as well, falling to New Mexico Highlands, 83-76.