Aggies lose first LSC crossoverDecember 6, 2008
KINGSVILLE, Texas (December 6) – Tonight in South Texas the Cameron Aggie women’s basketball team (3-3, 0-0 LSC) lost a hard-fought road battle against the Texas A&M-Kingsville Javelinas (4-3, 0-0 LSC). TAMUK defeated CU 67-48 in the first LSC crossover match-up for Cameron. The Aggies drop back down to .500 on the season after losing the final game of a season-opening six-game road trip.
“We didn’t bring any emotion in the first half, and anytime you do that it’s going to make it harder to beat a good basketball team,” Head Coach Tom Webb said. “Tonight’s loss was 100% my fault because I didn’t have our team ready to play hard.
Texas A&M-Kingsville, who knocked off nationally-ranked #12 Emporia State earlier in the week, controlled the first half and went into halftime with a 49-25 lead. Cameron fought back to win the second half 23-18 but did not have enough for the comeback.
“I thought we competed well in the second half and we showed that if you continue to compete you can see good results,” Coach Webb said. “When you play hard good things happen, and that’s something we can control.”
The Aggies were out-rebounded 45-28, but committed fewer personal fouls than the Javelinas 20-17. CU recorded a team shooting percentage of 27.3% while TAMUK recorded a 42.3%. Cameron out-blocked their opponents 3-1, and committed 10 fewer turnovers 24-14.
Freshman guard Bobbi Coleman finished tied for the team-high in scoring with 9 points on 3-6 shooting, including 2-4 from the free throw line. She also recorded 3 rebounds and a steal in her 20 minutes of play.
“Bobbi Coleman played a hard twenty minutes tonight,” Coach Webb said. “She is a good athlete and a good player who will continue to compete hard.”
Senior guard Kristi Taylor also finished with 9 points, recording them on 3-11 shooting and 3-6 from the free throw line. She also contributed 2 assists, 2 steals, and a rebound in 29 minutes.
Two of Cameron’s junior post players, Amber Schroer and Caeti Radley, finished with a team-high 4 rebounds. Schroer also recorded 4 points on 2-3 shooting in 17 minutes while Radley contributed 2 points on 1-3 shooting and an assist in 12 minutes.
The Cameron Aggie women’s basketball home opener is this Monday (December 8) evening at 6:00pm in the Aggie Gym against the Newman University Jets. CU defeated NU earlier this season and won 56-47 on the road in Wichita, Kansas.
Throughout the CU-NU rematch on Monday the NCAA’s official basketball mascot “J.J. Jumper” will be on hand to entertain the crowd and cheer on the Aggies. J.J. Jumper only makes a few select guest appearances each basketball season, so fans are encouraged to come out to Aggie Gym for all of the evening’s planned entertainment.