RiverHawks hand Aggie women tough road lossJanuary 26, 2008TAHLEQUAH, Oklahoma (January 26) – The Cameron Aggie women’s basketball team (3-15, 0-3 LSC North) remains winless in Lone Star Conference North Division play after falling to the Northeastern State RiverHawks (10-9, 3-1 LSC North) on the road this afternoon. The RiverHawks defeated the Aggies 79-62. Cameron has now lost three games in a row.
“I thought the difference in the game was NSU’s balance in scoring,” Head Coach Kevin Hackerott said. “The RiverHawks were able to spread it around and we didn’t respond. We did play with much more energy than we did against East Central though, and I was pleased with that.”
Northeastern State scored the first points of the game and never looked back. They held the lead for the entire 40 minutes, at one time leading by as many as 25 points. The Aggies went on a scoring run to end the first half, but NSU opened up the second half on an even bigger scoring run. The score at halftime had NSU up 38-27.NSU’s 48.5% shooting percentage was also tough for CU, who shot 38.9% from the floor, to overcome in the game. Cameron was out-rebounded 40 to 32 and out-shot 68-54. Both teams turned the ball over only 6 times, and the Aggies committed just 9 personal fouls. The RiverHawks were whistled 19 times in the game.
“Other than a couple of NSU scoring runs the game was pretty even,” Coach Hackerott said. “We couldn’t match their scoring but our girls did play hard. We just need to keep fighting and keep trying.”Senior guard Tiffany Williams recorded another double-double after leading the team, and the game, in both scoring and rebounding. She finished the contest with 22 points on 8-17 shooting and 10 rebounds. She was the only Aggie to make a three-pointer, going 2-6 from three-point range. Williams also recorded an assist in her 31 minutes of play.
Junior guard Jasmine Parr had a solid game offensively as she recorded 21 points on 6-12 shooting, including a perfect 9-9 from the free throw line. She also finished the contest with 4 rebounds, a steal, and a team-high, and game-high, 5 assists. Parr was the only player to see action in all 40 minutes of the game.“Tiff (Williams) and Jazz (Parr) both scored well for us in the game,” Coach Hackerott said. “We aren’t a great scoring team but we know that. Some of the other kids are going to have to improve in some of the other areas for us to win.”
Williams and Parr were the only two Aggie players to record double-digit scoring numbers.Sophomore forward Megan Atkins put together a strong performance, finishing the game with 8 points on 3-9 shooting and 8 rebounds. She also recorded a block and 2 assists in 26 minutes of play.
“We are going to try and manipulate the games to keep the score down a bit,” Coach Hackerott said. “We’ll see if we can sneak some wins.”
The Aggies return home to Lawton this week to host the Savage Storm of Southeastern Oklahoma State, who fell to Texas A&M-Commerce this afternoon in Commerce, Texas, by the score 78-74. The teams tip off at 6:00pm this Wednesday in Cameron’s Aggie Gym. The Cameron University ROTC Color Guard will present the colors prior to the National Anthem on Wednesday.