TexAnns defeat Aggies, 92-63December 21, 2009
STEPHENVILLE, Texas (December 21) – The nationally-ranked #39 Tarleton State TexAnns (10-1) were simply too much for the Cameron Aggie women’s basketball team (3-8) tonight down in the Lone Star State. Playing in their second road game in three days, the Cameron ladies fell by the score 92-63 in TSU’s Wisdom Gym.
“I’m very pleased with our effort, although the results may not show that,” Head Coach Tom Webb said. “We played as hard as we have played all year, but our results did not show our effort. I was very, very pleased with how we played tonight.”
Cameron has now lost six consecutive games on the season, and four straight against Tarleton State. Tonight’s game also marked the first time in school history that the TexAnns achieved their 10th win before January 1.
The game remained scoreless for the first two minutes, and then the teams began to trade baskets. TSU gained the lead for the final time at the 16:38 mark, and held onto it for the remainder.
The TexAnns built their lead up to as many as 33 points but the Aggies knocked it down to 29 in the end. Tarleton State converted a fast-break and dropped in a running layup as time expired in the second half, otherwise CU would have only lost by 27 points.
Cameron shot a solid 42.0% (21-50) from the field, but Tarleton State bested CU by putting up a 53.7% (36-67) team shooting percentage. The Black and Gold had the advantage percentage-wise from long range, shooting at a 40.0% (6-15) clip compared to TSU’s 39.1% (9-23).
“We handled the basketball well and we played fast like we wanted to,” Coach Webb said. “We wanted to be aggressive and we played hard as a team. If we do that every night we’ll be alright and we’ll always have exciting basketball at Cameron.”
Both teams had successful nights under the boards, with the Aggies barely losing out on the rebounding battle 36-32. Furthermore CU finished with 16 personal fouls and 21 turnovers, while TSU recorded 14 personal fouls and 11 turnovers.
Josie Stewart and Alexis Williams were the only Aggies to finish in double-digits offensively with 20 (5-10) and 13 (5-9) points, respectively. Both players were also the only players on the team to hit more than one three-point shot.
Sharna Hoosier was CU’s rebounding leader with 6 boards. She was followed close behind by Amber Shroer’s 5 rebounds. Four other Aggies finished with 3 rebounds.
Cameron is now off for nine days until they host the University of Texas-Permian Basin in the Aggie Gym on Wednesday, December 30. That evening CU hosts the Falcons at 6:00pm.
“This was very much a building block for us,” Coach Webb said. “Now we get a couple of days off to rest and go home. When we come back we will really work on our physical shape because we want to be one of the best conditioned teams in the conference.”