Storm too severe for Aggie womenJanuary 27, 2010
LAWTON, Oklahoma (January 27) – Hours before another winter storm was expected to hit Lawton, the Southeastern Oklahoma State Savage Storm (13-5, 3-2 LSC-N) dropped the Cameron Aggie women’s basketball team (4-14, 0-5 LSC-N) in the Aggie Gym. CU remains winless in Lone Star Conference North Division play after falling to SOSU by the score 77-61.
“The difference tonight was the toughness of both teams,” Head Coach Tom Webb said. “They played a lot tougher than we did and that’s how they won. We also got out-rebounded which makes it hard to win.”
Despite playing the Storm very close at times, the Aggies were never able to gain the lead. Southeastern outscored Cameron by 8 points in both halves, 38-30 in the first and 39-31 in the second.
CU was out-rebounded 31-23 but recorded more steals 10-9. A total 54 fouls were called in the game, leading it to last more than 2 hours.
Turnovers also played a big role in tonight’s game as CU scored 20 points off of SOSU’s 22 giveaways, while the Storm scored 22 points off of the Aggies’ 25.
Junior guard Josie Stewart extended her streak of leading the Aggies in scoring to a 13th consecutive game. With 18 points tonight she has been CU’s top scorer in 15 of 18 total games this season.
Lyndie NeVille also finished with 18 points on the game. NeVille took the most (12) and made the most (6) shots for the Black and Gold, and was one of two players (Stewart) to hit a three-point shot.
Both Stewart and NeVille finished with a team-high 3 steals in the game as well.
With 5 rebounds each, Alexis Williams and Amber Schroer were CU’s leaders under the boards. Eight Aggie players finished with at least 2 rebounds.
CU hits the road this Saturday (January 30) to take on the Tigers of East Central University. CU and ECU tip off at 2:00pm in Ada, Oklahoma.
“Saturday is a huge game for us,” Coach Webb said. “It will be our most important game of the season so far, so we need to make sure and play tough. It will be a battle.”