Aggie women can't break MustangsJanuary 8, 2009
LAWTON, Oklahoma (January 8) – Playing in their first home game in nearly a month, the Cameron Aggie women’s basketball team (5-7, 0-0 LSC North) lost to the rival Midwestern State Mustangs (5-7, 0-0 LSC South) by the score of 71-54 tonight in the Aggie Gym. MSU led for the entire game. Cameron has now lost two games in a row for just the second time this season.
“We didn’t play as hard as we are capable of playing,” Head Coach Tom Webb said. “MSU played much harder than we did and they deserve all the credit for the win.”
MSU took the lead with a lay-up at the 18:58 mark in the first half and never let up. CU kept it close for much of the first half and went into halftime down only 40-32. The Mustangs came out strong in the second half and quickly built a double-digit lead.
“We were able to do some things well tonight, but we didn’t play hard enough to win,” Coach Webb said. “This game showed us a few things we can work on before divisional play begins next week.”
Cameron shot a team shooting percentage of 32.7% and grabbed 28 rebounds, while Midwestern State recorded a 43.5% shooting percentage and recorded 43 rebounds. Additionally, the Aggies recorded 21 turnovers off of which the Mustangs scored 26 points. CU scored 8 points off of MSU’s 16 turnovers.
Junior post Amber Schroer led the Aggies in scoring with 15 points on 5-10 shooting. She also recorded 4 rebounds, a steal, and the team’s only block in 32 minutes of play.
Freshman guard Bobbi Coleman recorded the team-high in rebounding tonight with 7 boards. She also was one of only three Aggies to record a double-digit scoring total with 12 points on 4-9 shooting. Coleman’s 2 steals and assist in 28 minutes of play also contributed.
CU stays home this week to host the Tarleton State TexAnns this Saturday (January 10) at 2:00pm in the Aggie Gym. Lone Star Conference North Division play begins next Wednesday.