Aggies play #14 Lady Buffs closeDecember 14, 2009
LAWTON, Oklahoma (December 14) – For most of the game, it looked like a matchup of two top 25 times in the Aggie Gym. Tonight the Cameron women’s basketball team (3-6) hosted the nationally-ranked #14 West Texas A&M Lady Buffs (8-1). CU hung with WTAMU for a good portion of the game, but in the end fell by the score 68-48.
“We played a nationally-ranked team very close and very tough,” Head Coach Tom Webb said. “I’m pleased with how hard and how long the team fought tonight. There are a lot of positives to take from tonight.”
The teams battled back and forth for the first few minutes of the game until the Lady Buffs took the lead for the rest of the half at the 14:55 mark. The score never got out of hand in the first frame and CU went into halftime down only 29-28.
Cameron regained the lead soon after the start of the second half, and engaged in another back-and-forth battle with West Texas. WT pulled ahead one last time at the 16:39 mark and held on for the duration.
“We stuck with them and never gave up,” Coach Webb said. “There was good urgency from our players for most of the game, WT just pulled away at the end.
WTAMU out-rebounded CU 29-21 and recorded a better shooting percentage, 51.2% (22-43) to 37.5% (15-40). The Aggies also finished with 24 personal fouls, 22 turnovers, 8 steals, and a block, while the Lady Buffs contributed 19 personal fouls, 17 turnovers, 11 steals, and 6 blocks.
Junior guard Josie Stewart was the only Aggie to score in double-digits as she contributed 15 points on 2-7 shooting, including 9-10 from the charity stripe.
Post player and junior Jessica Priest was CU’s rebounding leader with 7 total boards, 6 of which were defensive. Stewart and senior guard Tera Tremayne grabbed the second-highest total with 4 each.
Cameron travels south to Wichita Falls, Texas, this Saturday (December 19) to take on the Midwestern State Mustangs. CU and MSU tip off at 2:00pm this weekend.