Aggies battle Bulldogs to the endJanuary 21, 2009
WEATHERFORD, Oklahoma (January 21) – It was a battle tonight in Weatherford, Oklahoma, where the Cameron Aggie women’s basketball team (5-11, 0-3 LSC North) lost to the Southwestern Oklahoma State Bulldogs (5-11, 1-2 LSC North) by the score 67-59. Both teams held the lead a number of times, but in the end it was the Aggies who were left still looking for their first division win of the season.
“The team that was more physical and tougher won tonight,” Head Coach Tom Webb said. “It came down to a few loose balls and a few free throw block-outs we didn’t do, and we don’t score well enough to not execute like that. We need to execute and we didn’t do that tonight.”
Cameron started out the game with the lead and held it for first five minutes. After Southwestern took control, CU fought back and regained the lead at the 7:26 mark in the first half. SWOSU regained the lead heading into halftime and kept it for the remainder of the game, although Cameron kept it close. Both teams scored almost twice as many points in the second half as they did in the first.
The Aggies shot a 34.5% shooting percentage with 33 rebounds and only 14 turnovers, while the Bulldogs shot a 46.3% shooting percentage with 42 rebounds and 19 turnovers. Cameron recorded more steals than Southwestern, 10-4, and both teams had two players score in double-digits.
Senior guard Kristi Taylor had a great night offensively as she finished with a game-high 17 points on 5-14 shooting including a near-perfect 7-8 from the free throw line. She also recorded 5 rebounds and a game-high 3 assists in 31 minutes of play.
Redshirt freshman guard Gabby Walk was CU’s other player with more than 9 points as she recorded a solid 11 points on 5-8 shooting. She also contributed 5 rebounds in 17 minutes.
Finishing with Cameron’s team-high in rebounding was junior guard Tera Tremayne who finished with 7 boards. Her 8 points on 2-9 shooting, 2 assists, and steal in a game-high 37 minutes also made for a solid night.
Junior post Megan Atkins was the third Aggie to finish with 5 rebounds in tonight’s game. She also recorded a strong 9 points on 3-4 shooting and an assist in 32 minutes.
“There is a point where you have to draw a line in the sand, and then cross it if you really want to play,” Coach Webb said. “We are at the point now where we have to keep battling. We are definitely going to battle from here on out.”
Cameron senior volleyball players Haley Hatch and Whitney Long were added to the Aggie women’s basketball squad this week as a guard and post player, respectively. After seeing his squad decimated by injuries throughout the season, Coach Webb added the volleyball duo to come off the bench and keep his team fresh in games. Both Hatch and Long played basketball in high school.
The Aggie women return home this weekend to host the Lions of Texas A&M-Commerce at 2:00pm on Saturday (January 24) in the Aggie Gym. TAMU-C has won the last five games against CU.
“The biggest thing we need to realize is that the toughest part of our schedule is ahead of us,” Coach Webb said. “We need to fight force with force.”
Scheduled festivities for Saturday afternoon include a “CU @ the Game” Mardi Gras theme put on by the Student Activities Department, giveaways and promotions coinciding with the NCAA’s annual Take A Kid to the Game day, and the first ever “Cameron BlackOut” giveaway where the first 1,000 fans will receive a free black t-shirt in an attempt to “black out” the Aggie Gym.