From CU Sports Information

LAWTON, Okla.– The Cameron University Women’s basketball team lost to Texas Woman’s after a last second shot by the Pioneers to win the game, 52-50.

The Pioneers jumped out to an early seven point lead (10-3 TWU) by the 15:38 mark but the Aggies went on a 16-0 run controlling the pace of the first half. Cameron would hold Texas Woman’s to 26.9 percent shooting (7-26) and pick TWU off six times. The Aggies took fewer shots than the Pioneers in the opening 20 minutes going 10-21 from the field (47.6 percent). Cameron was able to get eight first half steals and held a +8 rebounding margin.

The Aggies used nine points from Chelsea Stamp to take the lead into the half, 28-20.

In the second half, Cameron was able to extend the lead to 11 points multiple times in the first five minutes. The real trouble happened in the last five minutes of the game. The Aggies started missing their free throws which led to unanswered points by the Pioneers. TWU cut the lead to four with 2:41 left, but a Lacy Reinke layup put the lead back at six.

The Pioneers took a three pointer with two minutes left to cut the lead down to three and then CU failed to convert a three pointer on the other end. With a minute left, TWU’s Taylor Swift hit a three point shot to tie the game at 50. Another missed three by the Aggies gave TWU the ball back with less than 30 seconds left.

TWU took the ball out on the side and got it to Swift, who missed a three pointer, but the ball was rebounded by Barbara-Scott Kolb and laid the ball in for a two point bucket to give Texas Woman’s the lead. With 2.5 seconds left the Aggies tossed the ball down the court to Stamp who put up a prayer three that fell short of the goal. The final score was 52-50, Texas Woman’s.

Cameron shot 38.9 percent from the field in the second half, going 25 percent from behind the arc, and 54.5 percent from the free throw line.

The Aggies were led by Stamp with 15 points in the game, on 4-8 from behind the arc. Lacy Reinke had 11 points of her own, with most coming from in the paint. Hannah PollartBrittany Harris, and Jordan Kauk had six points each. Harris also had six assists and two steals in the game. Sharna Hoosier led the way on the boards with eight rebounds.

The Aggies were 33.9 percent from the field in the game, with a 35.3 three-point percentage, and were 50 percent at the line. CU out-rebounded the TWU 30-27. The missed free throws and 19 second chance points from TWU were key factors at the end of the game.

Texas Woman’s was 33.9 percent from the field, going 39.1 percent from behind the arc, and 62.5 percent from the charity stripe. Mason Toree led them with 19 points and five boards.

This loss puts the Aggies at 4-11 overall and 3-6 in Lone Star Conference play. Texas Woman’s goes to 6-10 overall and 4-6 in LSC play.

Cameron will host their cross the border rival, Midwestern State, on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 6 p.m. This will be the first half of a home and home series for the Aggies and the Mustangs.

 

Kenton Means is the Sports Information Assistant at Cameron University.