From CU Sports Info.
Don Vieth, Sports Information Director

CANYON – Just two weeks ago the Aggies came out on the losing end of a 115-84 outburst at No. 8 Harding; flash-forward to Friday afternoon, Cameron would be victorious in a stunning 76-70 win over the Lady Bisons.   The win for Cameron snapped a four game skid to start the season and it was the first for Harding who was undefeated in their first four games.

“We just the explained to the kids not to worry about wins and losses, we need to play each possession, and not take any possession off,” said head Tom Webb.  “When we played them (Harding) a couple of weeks ago we were banged up and playing girls in different positions that they weren’t used to.”

“We also didn’t rebound and fly up the court very well last time, but we did those things today…I’m proud of the girls and their effort to get the win today.”

Cameron used a three prong attack offensively with Brandi Leal pacing CU with a season high 21 points off of 6-12 shooting on the floor.  Jazzmine Robinson came up big on both ends of the court with eight defensive rounds and added 18 points, and Jade Herl knocked down four three pointers to have another double-figure game with 14 points.

Harding led for nearly 25 minutes and had an eight point advantage three minutes into the second half.  However, Robinson carried CU with five unanswered points and Leal hit a three pointer to tie the game at the 16 minute marker.   From there the Aggies maintained a possession lead until a three pointer 10 minutes later by HU gave them a two point, 61-59 lead.

The Lady Bison stretched out the lead to four points before Herl and Robinson hit back-to-back three pointers to allow the Aggies to retake the advantage by a pair with 3:37 remaining and never looked back on Harding in the remaining minutes.

After holding on to a 44-38 lead at the half, CU held Harding to only 26 points in the final 20 minutes of the contest.

Cameron led in shooting and rebounding with 45.6 percent and 39 boards, three more than HU, who shot 40.6 percent on their side of the court.  At the arc, Cameron went a clean 50 percent, while Harding shot 23.8 percent from downtown.  The Aggies committed 21 turnovers, four more than Harding who had 19 points off CU miscues.

Harding was paced by Arielle Saunders who had a double-double with a game high 24 points and 13 rebounds.  Sydney Layrock was the other Lady Bison in double figures with 12 points.

DJ Vallier had eight points and six rebounds off an Aggie bench that racked up 31 points.

Cameron will return to action on Saturday with a second game in Canyon to face Truman State at 12:30 p.m.

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