Pioneers push past Aggie womenJanuary 20, 2010
DENTON, Texas (January 20) – One team remained winless in Lone Star Conference North Division play, while the other stayed undefeated. Unfortunately for the Aggies, it was the Black and Gold who came up just short in tonight’s road game at Texas Woman’s University. This evening the Pioneers (9-6, 3-0 LSC-N) defeated Cameron by the score 75-56 in TWU’s Kitty Magee Arena.
“You can’t go on the road in the Lone Star Conference and turn it over almost 40 times and get out-rebounded and expect to win a basketball game,” Head Coach Tom Webb said.
Cameron played solidly for most of the game, but a team total of 36 turnovers made staying in the ballgame very difficult.
“We as a team need to be more aggressive and take care of the ball and value every possession,” Coach Webb said. “We were in it the whole game, we’ve just got to cut down on the turnovers and we’ll be fine. We need to do it today not tomorrow.”
TWU turned the ball over 21 times, and out-rebounded CU 36-30. Both teams finished with 14 steals and a block, with 12 assists. The Aggies were whistled 24 times, the Pioneers 19 times.
Cameron shot very well from the field thanks to great shot selection, and put up a game-high 51.4% (18-35) team shooting percentage. TWU shot 38.1% (24-63) from the field but took almost twice as many shots as CU.
The Aggies were also better from long range as they went 6-14 (42.9%) from downtown. The Pioneers were just 8-23 (38.1%) from three-point range.
There were numerous ties in tonight’s game, and CU was only down 1 point with 3:33 left in the first half. A late run had TWU up 36-28 at halftime. Cameron began to cut into the lead as the second half began, but the Pioneers pulled ahead and put the game out of reach.
“We are capable and that’s what frustrating,” Coach Webb said. “We are very capable, we just need to value the basketball better and understand that every possession matters. We’ve got to start doing that.”
Junior Josie Stewart was the lone Aggie to finish with double-digit scoring numbers. She scored 16 points on 6-11 shooting including 1-3 from long-range and 3-6 from the free throw line. Stewart also led the team with 8 total rebounds.
Cameron returns home this weekend to host the rival Bronchos of the University of Central Oklahoma. CU and UCO face off at 2:00pm on Saturday (January 23) in the Aggie Gym.
“This weekend we are excited to be home, excited to be on our floor, and excited to go get one,” Coach Webb said. “We need to go get one.”