Storm sneak by Aggie womenJanuary 14, 2009
LAWTON, Oklahoma (January 14) – A hot-shooting Southeastern Oklahoma State Savage Storm (10-4, 1-0 LSC North) squad was too much for the Cameron Aggie women’s basketball team (5-9, 0-1 LSC North) tonight in the Aggie Gym. Both SOSU and CU held the lead for much of the game, but in the end it was the Savage Storm who came out on top, 71-56. Tonight’s game was the Lone Star Conference North Division opener for both teams.
“We played well tonight, but I know we are capable of playing better,” Head Coach Tom Webb said. “SOSU is a good team and we had them on the ropes, we just couldn’t finish.”
Cameron took a six-point lead late into the second half, but a 15-4 run by Southeastern put the game nearly out of reach. The Aggie women regrouped and made another strong run and came within a single point of tying the game with just over six minutes remaining. Another big run by SOSU sealed the deal however, as they went on a 17-3 run to close out the game.
“There is a lot we can take from this game as we get further and further into divisional play,” Coach Webb said. “The games and the opponents get a lot tougher during this time of the season because of how much is on the line. If we can fix some things and continue to play hard I think we will be just fine.”
Both teams shot the ball well tonight with the Savage Storm holding a slight advantage, 39.7%-35.2%. SOSU also grabbed more rebounds, 42-28, but CU committed fewer turnovers, 18-16. The score was tied 6 times tonight with 8 lead changes. Both teams also had 20 points in the paint.
Juniors Tera Tremayne (guard) and Amber Schroer (post) led the Aggies offensively with a team-high 10 points a piece. Tremayne went 3-14 with a team-high 5 rebounds, 3 assists, and a steal in a team-high 39 minutes, while Schroer went 4-9 with 2 assists, a steal, a rebound, and a game-high 2 blocks in 27 minutes of play.
Tying Tremayne for the team lead in rebounding was redshirt-freshman Gabby Walk who had 5 boards. Walk also recorded 5 points on 2-6 shooting, an assist, and a team-high 2 steals in 26 minutes.
Also putting in a solid night of work was senior guard Kristi Taylor who barely missed out on a double-double. She finished with 9 points on 3-8 shooting and 8 rebounds, all defensive. Taylor also chipped in a steal and a game-high 7 assists in her 32 minutes on the floor.
The Aggies hit the road for the next week and a half and will match up against the East Central University Tigers this Saturday (January 17) in Ada, Oklahoma. The CU-ECU game will begin at 2:00pm.