Abilene Christian outlasts Lady AggiesJanuary 13, 2005
LAWTON, Okla. (Jan. 13) - Brittany Cooksey poured in a game-high 22 points, but it wasn't enough to overcome a 55 percent shooting effort by Abilene Christian in the second half of a 57-50 victory over the Lady Aggies Thursday at Aggie Gym.
The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for the Lady Aggies, who fell to 6-8 on the year.
Cameron will look to get back in the win column on Saturday, hosting 12th-ranked Angelo State in a 2 p.m., tipoff at Aggie Gym. The contest is part of "Take A Kid to the Game" festivities, with children receiving free admission to the game when accompanied by a paying adult.
Cooksey was the only player in double figures for the Lady Aggies in a game marred by poor shooting on both ends. Cameron shot just 20 percent (6-of-30) in the opening period, while Abilene Christian needed an 11-of-20 effort in the second half to rally for a 36.8 percent showing for the game. The Lady Aggies shot 30.6 percent for the game, including a slim 2-of-17 from three-point range.
Abilene Christian (9-3) led most of the second half but could never pull away. The Wildcats scored the first five points of the second half, using a jumper by Jamie Boles to go up 28-21. Cameron answered with a 13-3 run capped by a Cooksey three-pointer to take a brief 34-31 lead, but ACU never trailed after Stephanie Riles jumper put the Wildcats back up 40-38 with 5:57 to play.
Cameron got within one on Katie Stoll's only three-pointer of the game at the 4:54 mark and trailed by just five when Cooksey buried a jumper on an assist from Christina Buben to make it 51-46 with just over two minutes left in the game. But ACU matched the Lady Aggies bucket for bucket down the stretch to hold on for its fifth straight win.
Abilene Christian led 23-21 at the half, after both teams combined to miss 51 shots in the opening period. Cameron missed seven of its first 10 attempts from the field and three turnovers in the first two minutes of the game, but still led 12-11 midway through the half when Cooksey got the put-back following a Stoll miss. But the Lady Aggies missed their next nine shots and ACU reclaimed the lead with a pair of buckets before both teams went scoreless for a span of nearly three and a half minutes.
The final field goal of the first half came with 3:08 left before intermission, as Boles put the Wildcats up 23-17. Cooksey cut the lead to just two with four free throws over the final 1:13 of the period.