Aggies almost knock off LionsFebruary 14, 2009
COMMERCE, Texas (February 14) – In what would have been a huge upset, the Cameron Aggie women’s basketball team (6-17, 1-9 LSC North) nearly knocked off a very tough Texas A&M-Commerce Lion (16-7, 8-2 LSC North) squad today in Texas. The final score was 66-54 in favor of TAMU-C, giving CU their ninth loss of the year in Lone Star Conference North Division play. The game was a back-and-forth battle that was decided in the final few minutes of the second half.
“Our kids have done a great job of hanging with it and battling,” Head Coach Tom Webb said. “They believe and go into every game knowing they have a chance to win. If we keep competing we’ll be able to steal one of these big games.”
This afternoon’s game featured 7 ties and 9 lead changes, and the score at halftime was 32-27 in favor of the Lions. The Aggies battled back in the second half but held their final lead at the 14:09 mark. Only six points separated the teams with under two minutes left, but Texas A&M-Commerce managed to pull away.
Cameron did a nice job with ball security tonight as they won the turnover battled with 6 fewer turnovers, 21-15. The Aggies finished with a 31.3% (19-61) shooting percentage with 39 rebounds while the Lions recorded a 46.0% (23-50) shooting percentage with 42 rebounds. Going 10-23 from the foul line hurt CU the most today.
“Two main things that really killed us were our free throws and the fact that we missed 6 easy lay-ups down the stretch,” Coach Webb said. “Those things really hurt you in a game like this.”
Junior guard Tera Tremayne led Cameron offensively with a team-high 17 points on 6-18 shooting, including 5-15 from three-point range. She also led the team with 8 rebounds and 3 steals. Tremayne’s 3 assists in 34 minutes also contributed.
Senior guard Kristi Taylor led both teams with 7 assists in the game. She also added 9 points on 3-16 shooting, 2 rebounds, and a steal in 37 minutes of play.
“The team has done a good job of worrying about what’s ahead of us every day,” Coach Webb said. “They don’t worry about the past. They believed we had a chance tonight and hopefully we go into our next game the same way.”
Cameron stays on the road next week to take on the RiverHawks of Northeastern State. On Wednesday (February 18) CU travels to Tahlequah, Oklahoma, to battle NSU at 6:00pm.