Aggie women lose to 'HawksFebruary 18, 2009
TAHLEQUAH, Oklahoma (February 18) – An amazing 7 three-pointers by sophomore guard Haley Dunn was the highlight of the game tonight in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Unfortunately, it was not quite enough to lead the Cameron Aggie women’s basketball team (6-18, 1-10 LSC North) to victory against the Northeastern State RiverHawks (14-10, 6-5 LSC North). NSU defeated CU 93-49, but Dunn led all scorers in the game.
“NSU was just more physical tonight, and we hurt ourselves with a lot of turnovers,” Head Coach Tom Webb said. “They were just more aggressive than we were all night long.”
The Aggies opened the game with the lead after red-shirt freshman Gabby Walk went 1-2 from the foul line just a minute into the first half. CU held the lead for only 49 seconds before NSU took control and went on a damaging 23-3 run. The RiverHawks led for the remainder of the game.
Northeastern State doubled Cameron’s rebounding total, 44-22, and shot a 54.3% (38-70) shooting percentage. The Aggies recorded a 35.6% (16-45) shooting percentage and out-blocked their opponents, 4-0. CU finished with 23 turnovers and 14 personal fouls, while NSU had 13 turnovers and 16 personal fouls.
The aforementioned Haley Dunn finished with a game-high 23 points on 8-13 shooting, including an outstanding 7-11 from three-point range. She also finished with a game-high 3 blocks in her 38 minutes of play. Dunn was on the floor longer than any other player in tonight’s contest.
“Haley Dunn shot the ball really well tonight and was able to get some open looks,” Coach Webb said. “She helped us to hang in there for a while.”
Senior guard Haley Hatch had a nice night under the boards as she led the Aggies with 6 rebounds. She also recorded 3 points on 1-2 shooting, and an assist in 26 minutes.
Junior post Caeti Radley finished the game with 5 rebounds to go along with 6 points on 2-6 shooting. Her block and steal in 24 minutes also contributed.
“Hopefully we can get a little healthier heading into this weekend,” Coach Webb said. “If we are able to get (junior post) Amber Schroer back (from strep throat) it will help with our physicality. Plus it’s our Homecoming game so we need to get ready to go.”
Cameron returns home this weekend to host the nationally-ranked #17 Central Oklahoma Bronchos. On Saturday (February 21), CU and UCO tip off at 2:00pm in the Aggie Gym for Cameron’s annual Homecoming game. At halftime of the men’s basketball game between the teams, CU’s 2009 Homecoming King and Queen will be announced.