Aggie women swept by PioneersFebruary 7, 2009
LAWTON, Oklahoma (February 7) – For the second time this week the Cameron Aggie women’s basketball team (5-16, 0-8 LSC North) was downed by the Texas Woman’s Pioneers (12-9, 3-5 LSC North) by double-digits. TWU won the second half of this year’s home-and-home series with CU, a 65-49 victory today in the Aggie Gym. The game was very competitive and looked like it would be the win CU needed to end their current eleven-game losing streak.
“Our team battled, and battled, and battled,” Head Coach Tom Webb said. “I think it was a tight ballgame. We had a couple of situations in defensive transition where we couldn’t match up, and then we couldn’t battle back.”
Cameron took the lead soon after the opening tip on a big three-pointer by junior guard Tera Tremayne. The Aggies remained in the lead for most of the first half, before relinquishing it for the first time at the 9:54 mark. CU and TWU battled back and forth before entering halftime all knotted up at 26. The battle continued until the Pioneers went on a 13-2 run midway through the second half to take the lead for the final time.
“We need to keep pushing hard even though the results haven’t changed in the girls’ eyes,” Coach Webb said. “We need to focus on different results and we can’t always focus on the scoreboard. We need to concentrate on one possession at a time and things can turn out okay.”
The Aggies had a great day under the boards as they out-rebounded the Pioneers, 51-38. Additionally, Cameron recorded a 33.3% (20-60) shooting percentage with 23 turnovers and 14 personal fouls, while Texas Woman’s finished with a 31.3% shooting percentage with 13 turnovers and 13 personal fouls.
“It’s a process and we need to stay committed to the process,” Coach Webb said. “You’ve got to get the first one before you can get the second one. Our biggest goal is to get the next win.”
There were 9 lead changes and 6 ties in the game. The Aggies recorded more points in the paint, 20-8, but TWU finished with more bench points, 17-6.
“We need to remember how to take care of business each night because we’ve done it before,” Coach Webb said. “If we do that down the stretch, everything should take care of itself.”
Tremayne, redshirt-freshman guard Gabby Walk, and junior post Amber Schroer all finished with a team-high 9 rebounds. Tremayne and Schroer were the only Aggies to score in double-digits with 16 and 12 points, respectively.
Cameron stays at home this week to host the Southwestern Oklahoma State Bulldogs on Wednesday (February 11) evening. CU and SWOSU tip off at 6:00pm in the Aggie Gym. There are only three home games remaining in the 2008-2009 season.
Aggie fans who are unable to attend the remaining home games this season can log onto the Cameron Athletics website (goaggies.cameron.edu) and tune into the live broadcast on the Aggie Video Network. Students Kyle Leutters, Michael Faggett, and Cecilio Ramirez provide commentary.