CU Women can't defeat hot Buff squadJanuary 10, 2008LAWTON, Oklahoma (January 10) – Tonight in Aggie Gym the Aggie women's basketball team (2-12) showed lot of effort but did not have enough to come out on top. Cameron lost tonight to a very talented West Texas A&M Lady Buff (9-3) team by the score 67-47. Cameron has continued to improve in nearly every aspect of their game, but can't seem to get over the hump.
“I liked our effort tonight,” Head Coach Kevin Hackerott said. “Again, we played about 28-30 minutes well and then had a stretch where the other team gets away from us. It was the same story on a different night.”
The Aggies shot a solid 42.2% from the floor tonight and turned the ball over just 11 times. The team was out-rebounded 30 to 22, but out-shot the Lady Buffs from the foul line 75.0% to 60.0%.
CU battled back and forth throughout the game and was only down by three points at halftime. CU held the lead five different times in the first half, at one time holding the lead for more than five minutes. West Texas A&M held the lead in the entire second half.
Junior guard Jasmine Parr led the Aggies offensively tonight with a team-high 15 points on 6-14 shooting. She also contributed 2 assists, a block, and a rebound. Parr played in all 40 minutes of tonight’s contest.Kristi Taylor, another of Cameron’s junior guards, spread the ball around effectively tonight leading the team with 5 assists. She also recorded 5 points on 2-5 shooting, and 2 rebounds in 32 minutes of play.
Senior forward Sarah Moore put in a very solid 30 minutes in tonight’s game, recording 13 points on 5-8 shooting, the second-highest total for Cameron. She also totaled 5 rebounds and a block.“I was pleased with Sarah Moore; she played one of her best games tonight,” Coach Hackerott said. “Megan Atkins is coming back from her injury slowly, and we are trying to work Tiffany Williams’ stress fracture in her foot along.”
Atkins, a sophomore forward, is still battling a deep bruise in her knee, while Williams is working through a stress fracture in her foot, as mentioned previously.
Tonight Atkins played in just 6 minutes. Williams on the other hand put up 12 points on 5-11 shooting. She also recorded 2 assists, a steal, and a team-high 6 rebounds in a strong 34 minutes. She was the only other Aggie to put up double-digit scoring numbers tonight.
The Aggies stay home this weekend to host the Zias of Eastern New Mexico University. The teams tip off at 2:00pm on Saturday in Cameron’s Aggie Gym.