Big Homecoming win for Aggie womenFebruary 20, 2010
LAWTON, Oklahoma (February 20) – It was a fantastic Homecoming celebration for the Cameron Aggie women’s basketball team (8-17, 4-8 LSC-N) after they thumped the East Central Tigers (12-13, 4-8 LSC-N), 80-66. On a day when countless alumni reunited on the CU campus, the Aggie women got everyone in a great mood with their big Lone Star Conference North Division victory.
Cameron’s women’s team controlled the game from the get-go, much to the delight of the nearly 1,000 fans in attendance. The first few minutes remained close, but it was all Aggies for nearly the entire game.
“We did a really nice job on the offensive transition today,” Head Coach Tom Webb said. “Those transitions allowed our players like Luv Rattler to make shots.”
The Black and Gold nearly doubled ECU’s score late in the second half, up 64-34. Cameron kept pushing hard throughout to come away with the big win, enjoying at least a 20-point lead for much of the second frame.
Leading CU in a number of categories today was junior guard Luv Rattler who had a superb all-around game. Her 30 points on 7-13 shooting was not only a team- and game-high, but also a season-high for the CU women’s basketball team.
Rattler’s 9 rebounds and 7 assists nearly gave her a triple-double. She was also 13-13 from the foul line.
Coming up huge once again under the boards was senior guard Tera Tremayne, who added yet another double-digit rebounding performance to her 2009-2010 resume. Her game-high 14 rebounds, 11 of which were defensive, played a huge role in today’s victory.
“We really took care of the ball well today, and did a nice job on the glass as well,” Coach Webb said. “Overall it was a really great win in front of a great crowd. I was very happy we got this win on Homecoming.”
With 13 and 12 points, respectively, Josie Stewart and Lyndie NeVille were CU’s other double-digit scorers.
Despite today’s big win, the Aggie women were eliminated from postseason contention as Texas Woman’s also won their game today. Heading into this afternoon’s match-up, CU needed to win out and hope that TWU lost out. CU remains 3 games out of the playoffs with 2 games left.
During halftime of today’s game the members of Cameron’s 1980 NAIA National Champion basketball team were honored at center court.
CU wraps up their season next week with a road and home game. Cameron’s next action is next Wednesday (February 24) when the team travels to Tahlequah for a pivotal divisional battle with the Northeastern State RiverHawks at 6:00pm.
The 2009-2010 season comes to a close a week from today when the Black and Gold hosts the Lions of Texas A&M-Commerce at 2:00pm on Saturday (February 27) in the Aggie Gym.