Aggies doubled up by RambellesJanuary 3, 2008SAN ANGELO, Texas (January 3) – Unable to get into a rhythm offensively, the Cameron Aggie women’s basketball team (2-10) lost to the Angelo State University Rambelles (10-2) tonight in their first game of the spring semester. ASU doubled CU’s score, winning the contest 72-36. The game was Cameron’s first in this week’s two-game road trip.
“We were basically missing three starters. Megan Atkins is out and Keindra Scott and Merrisa Martinuzzi are both sick,” Head Coach Kevin Hackerott said. “We didn’t have anything. The kids that were there didn’t have enough juice, and we couldn’t throw it in the ocean.”
Atkins, a sophomore forward, is out until January 19 with a knee bruise, while Scott, a junior forward, and Martinuzzi, a senior guard, are both battling flu-like symptoms. Scott saw just 17 minutes, while Martinuzzi played in 18 minutes. Both are averaging close to 30 minutes a game on the season.“We looked tired. I probably shouldn’t have played Merrisa but she is such a tough kid she wanted to play. It was just one of those nights,” Coach Hackerott said. “Keindra really wanted to play too.”
Cameron started the game in front 4-0, but once Angelo State went up 5-4 the Aggies never regained the lead. CU shot made just 11 of their 63 field goal attempts for a 17.5% field goal percentage. The Aggies also turned the ball over 20 times and were out-rebounded 55-46. Angelo State shot 42.6% in the game.“I don’t want to take anything away from ASU, they are a very decent team. But anytime you are down three starters you are under the gun,” Coach Hackerott said. “When you are missing kids and shoot 17.5% you have no chance to win it. Give ASU credit; they have a nice team. We just can’t score, and our girls are still on break I guess. We let not having kids effect us.”
Cameron went into the locker room at halftime down 36-16, but looked as if they would make a comeback in the second half. ASU was quick to regain the momentum and stayed in control throughout. Cameron finished the game with very equal statistics across the board, except for field goal percentage.Just one Aggie scored more than 7 points in the game, with senior guard Tiffany Williams recording 17 points on 4-17 shooting. She recorded a double-double in the game after contributing a solid 11 rebounds. Both her point and rebound totals were team-highs. Williams also recorded a team-high 4 steals in 32 minutes on the floor.
Despite only playing 17 minutes, a sick Keindra Scott scored the second-most points for CU with 7 points on 2-6 shooting. She also recorded 2 rebounds and a block. She was the only other Aggie player to score more than 4 points in the game.Junior guard Jasmine Parr recorded a strong 9 rebounds in the game, the second-most on the team. Parr also contributed 2 points on 1-12 shooting with a block, an assist, and a steal in her 33 minutes on the floor.
As mentioned previously, the Aggie women’s basketball team is currently on a two-game road trip. The team now travels to Abilene, Texas, this Saturday to take on the Wildcats of Abilene Christian University. The teams tip off at 2:00pm on Saturday afternoon.