Lady Aggies stall in loss to SouthwesternFebruary 1, 2005
LAWTON, Okla. (Feb. 1) - The Cameron women's basketball team never got going offensively Tuesday night, shooting just 27.8 percent from the floor in a 59-50 loss to Southwestern Oklahoma.
Coach Dick Halterman's squad missed its first 10 shots from the field, falling to 8-12 overall and 2-3 in Lone Star Conference North Division play. The Lady Aggies will look to end a two-game losing skid on Saturday, traveling to Stephenville, Texas, to take on Tarleton State.
Southwestern (10-10, 1-4 LSC North) led from start-to-finish Tuesday, jumping out to a 12-2 advantage in the early minutes of the game. The Lady Aggies got on the board on single free throws by Brittany Cooksey and Chelsea turner, but remained without a field goal until the 11:57 mark of the first half, when Turner scored on a layup to make it 12-4 Lady Bulldogs.
Despite the slow start, Cameron kept in the game with defense, forcing SWOSU into 10 first-half turnovers. The Lady Aggies held a 14-6 advantage in points off turnovers in the game and outscored the Lady Bulldogs 15-6 at the free throw line. Southwestern, which entered the game third in the conference in three-point shooting, hit just 3-of-14 from behind the arc in the second half.
But while the Lady Aggies remained within striking distance, Cameron's offense was never able to reach full throttle. Cooksey canned an open three with 14:09 left to make it a five-point game at 39-34, but Southwestern answered with back-to-back treys by Bethanie Bentz and Grace Anne Jones to push the Lady Bulldog lead to 11 with 11:40 to play.
Cameron closed the lead to single digits on several occasions in the closing minutes of the game, but each time Southwestern answered the call, collecting its first conference win of the season.
Cooksey finished with 20 points on 6-of-19 shooting to lead the Lady Aggies. Turner and Christina Buben added six points each. Julie Dawson led Southwestern with game-highs in points (23) and rebounds (11).