Aggies can't hold onto lead, fall to 'DogsFebruary 2, 2008WEATHERFORD, Oklahoma (February 2) – A five-point first half lead wasn’t enough this afternoon as the Cameron Aggie women’s basketball team (3-17, 0-5 LSC North) is still looking for their first conference victory of the season. CU traveled to Weatherford, Oklahoma, this afternoon to take on the Southwestern Oklahoma State Bulldogs (12-8, 3-2 LSC North) and returned home with a 75-53 loss. The Aggies outplayed the Bulldogs in nearly every statistical category with the exception of shooting.
We let our lead get away from us and then in the second half we couldn’t buy a basket or stop their big player down low,” Head Coach Kevin Hackerott said. “It’s still the same story on a different day. We can’t make enough baskets and that puts too much pressure on our defense.”
Cameron only made 17 shots in the game, 7 of which came in the second half. The team was also out-rebounded 43 to 21. On a positive note the Aggies only turned the ball over 10 times, 6 fewer than the Bulldogs. Additionally, Cameron bested Southwestern by recording 6 steals and 16 personal fouls.
SWOSU started out the game with the lead but CU came back and was up by 5 points with 9 minutes to go in the first half. The game was tied 8 times before the Bulldogs took the lead for the final time with 4:58 to go before halftime. The score was 40-31 at the break. Cameron started the second half with a quick basket, but Southwestern went on a 23-11 run to put the game out of reach.
“We missed a lot of shots and let them get the rebounds. That will continue to be the difference until we can consistently score,” Coach Hackerott said. “We have to get our shooting numbers up and we have to have some more people step up and make baskets.”
Only three Aggies finished with double-digit scoring totals and only one CU player recorded more than 3 rebounds.
Junior guard Jasmine Parr had the best game offensively for the Aggies as she scored 24 points on 7-14 shooting, including 10-15 from the foul line. She also recorded 3 rebounds in her 31 minutes on the floor.
“The Lone Star (Conference) is a tough league and everyone is playing well. Every team is tough,” Coach Hackerott said. “We have a tough team coming in on Wednesday and we just have got to get that first LSC win. We need to take advantage of the home game this week; we are due for some bounces to go our way and hopefully we can make breaks for ourselves. We still have a chance.”
The Aggie women host the Lions of Texas A&M University-Commerce this Wednesday, February 6. The two teams tip off at 6:00pm in Aggie Gym. There are only four home games remaining on the 2008 schedule.