RiverHawks too much for Aggie womenJanuary 29, 2009
LAWTON, Oklahoma (January 29) – The second-place RiverHawks of Northeastern State University (12-6, 4-1 LSC North) were simply too much for the Cameron Aggie women’s basketball team (5-13, 0-5 LSC North) tonight in the Aggie Gym. NSU defeated CU by the score 65-39, leaving Cameron still looking for their first Lone Star Conference North Division victory of the season. Northeastern State led for the entire game although Cameron was close early.
“It was a tough loss. We missed shots early and we missed some easy shots,” Head Coach Tom Webb said. “When you can’t score, it’s tough to win a game.”
NSU took the lead just 23 seconds into the game thanks to a long-range three-pointer. CU battled back and came within a few points of the lead, but once the RiverHawks built a double-digit lead the game was out of reach. Northeastern State relied heavily on their bench, which scored 29 points. The Aggies only recorded 2 bench points and did not score a field goal in the final 7:31 of the game.
“Northeastern State is a very good, regionally-ranked team,” Coach Webb said. “They shot the ball very well tonight. They are a good group of young kids that shoot well as a team.”
Cameron shot a 24.4% field goal percentage in the game with 23 rebounds and 12 turnovers, while Northeastern State shot a 46.0% field goal percentage with 42 rebounds and 14 turnovers. The RiverHawks committed nearly twice as many fouls as the Aggies, 21-13, but had more points in the paint, 26-6.
Junior guard Tera Tremayne led Cameron offensively as she recorded a team-high 16 points on 5-15 shooting. She also recorded 2 rebounds and 2 assists in a game-high 37 minutes. Tremayne hit CU’s only long-range shots tonight after going 5-12 from beyond the three-point arc.
Junior post Amber Schroer had a solid game and was just a pair of rebounds shy of recording a double-double. She finished with 12 points on 2-9 shooting, including 8-10 at the foul line, with a game-high 8 rebounds and 1 block in 35 minutes. She was the only other Aggie to record double-digit scoring numbers.
“The trick is that we need to stay motivated,” Coach Webb said. “We play tough teams for the rest of the season, but we always have the opportunity to win. We have to compete every day in practice and grind it out in the games, and if we can do that then we will be okay.”
The Aggie women’s basketball team will look to end their current eight-game losing streak this Saturday when they travel the short distance to Edmond, Oklahoma, to battle the Bronchos of the University of Central Oklahoma. CU and UCO tip off at 2:00pm. The Bronchos are currently ranked #16 in the nation.