Lions roar past hard-fighting AggiesJanuary 24, 2009
LAWTON, Oklahoma (January 24) – On “Take A Kid to the Game” day in Aggie Gym, the Cameron women’s basketball team (5-12, 0-4 LSC North) came up just short against a very tough squad from Texas A&M-Commerce (11-6, 3-1 LSC North). In the end, the Lions defeated the Aggies 92-66, but CU played very well in the game. The Aggies are still winless in LSC North Division play this season.
“We played really well early,” Head Coach Tom Webb said. “Texas A&M-Commerce is a very good team, and (TAMU-C’s) Britney Jordan is very, very talented. I’m pleased though because our kids competed hard the entire game.”
The Cameron women began the game red-hot and quickly built a 7-point lead. CU remained in control until the Lions achieved their first lead of the game at the 7:13 mark in the first half. Texas A&M-Commerce stayed in the lead for the rest of the game, while the Aggies continued to fight hard.
“You have to credit our kids for hanging in there and fighting until the end,” Coach Webb said. “Texas A&M-Commerce is a great team and they played very well.”
CU out-rebounded TAMU-C in the game, 51-47. Additionally, the Aggies shot a 34.2% shooting percentage with 24 personal fouls and 14 turnovers, while the Lions shot a 41.9% shooting percentage with 13 personal fouls and 7 turnovers. The most lopsided stat came at the foul line where TAMU-C was 23-30 and CU was 7-10.
“We got into foul trouble and that hurt us,” Coach Webb said. “Anytime a team goes to the (foul) line that much more than you, your chances of winning aren’t very good.”
Junior guard Tera Tremayne led the Aggies offensively and nearly recorded a double-double. She finished with 20 points on 6-17 shooting, 9 rebounds, a steal, and a team-high 5 assists in 27 minutes of play.
Amber Schroer, a post player from Strong City, Kansas, had a very impressive game as she recorded a double-double with 17 points on 8-16 shooting and 12 rebounds. Schroer also recorded a steal and CU’s only 2 blocks in 32 minutes.
“Tera shot the ball well today and Amber played well all the way around,” Coach Webb said. “Our girls kept fighting and are starting to show their true colors; I’m very proud of them.”
Another of Cameron’s post players, junior Megan Atkins, had a solid game with 8 points on 3-9 shooting and 7 rebounds. She also recorded an assist in 31 minutes.
Redshirt freshman Gabby Walk recorded a strong 8 rebounds in her 28 minutes of play. Her 6 points on 3-11 shooting, 1 assist, and 1 steal also contributed.
Cameron stays home this week to host the Northeastern State RiverHawks. This Wednesday (January 28), CU and NSU tip off at 6:00pm in the Aggie Gym.