Big win keeps Aggies in the huntFebruary 10, 2010
LAWTON, Oklahoma (February 10) – Big divisional win? Check. Improving on their 2008-2009 record? Check. Erasing a game in the Lone Star Conference North Division standings? Check. Start of another winning streak? Check. Winning three out of four? Again… check.
The Cameron Aggie women’s basketball team (7-15, 3-6 LSC-N) accomplished all of these feats with a rousing 69-62 defeat of the Texas Woman’s Pioneers tonight in the Aggie Gym. CU is now just 2 games out of playoff contention with 5 games remaining in the 2009-2010 season, 2 of which are at home (February 20 & 27).
“Our young ladies did a great job of playing a full 40 minutes. We played a complete basketball game and the results showed,” Head Coach Tom Webb said. “We are pleased for our players. They’ve worked hard and bought into what we tell them. We’re just happy for them because at the end of the day that’s what it’s all about.”
TWU took the game’s first lead, but it was a true back and forth battle the entire first half. The Pioneers took a 35-30 halftime lead, and used a few scoring runs to build a 10-point lead in the second frame.
Little by little the Aggie women chipped away at the Pioneer lead, and after 14 ties and 9 lead changes CU took the lead for the final time with 1:09 left. A 9-2 Black and Gold run ended the game. CU did not turn the ball over in the final 9 minutes of play.
“We have been in enough close games that our young ladies know how to execute,” Coach Webb said. “They stayed with the gameplan. We talked about rebounding well and cutting down on the turnovers all week. We are leaving the gym happy.”
Senior post Amber Schroer had a great night in the lane, with 10 of her 14 points coming in the second half. She also added a solid 5 rebounds, and her 3 blocks led both teams.
Leading CU in scoring was junior guard Josie Stewart who put up 16 on 6-14 shooting. Joining Schroer and Stewart in the double-digit scoring category was Luv Rattler with 14 and Alexis Williams with 10.
Rattler led the team in assists with 7, and senior guard Tera Tremayne posted yet another double-digit rebounding performance with a game-high 11 boards.
Cameron hits the road this weekend for a Saturday (February 13) night road match-up at the Bronchos of the University of Central Oklahoma. CU and UCO renew their long-standing rivalry at 6:00pm that evening.
“Against UCO we’re going to have to play hard and take care of ball,” Coach Webb said. “We’ll need to get more physical inside because they killed us inside last time.”