From CU Sports Info.
LAWTON, Okla. — The Cameron University women’s basketball team used a first half spark to win tonight at the Aggie Gym, 70-61, defeating the Angelo State Rambelles.
The Aggies opened the first half on a roll after Alexis Williams hit back-to-back threes giving CU a six point lead at the 13 minute mark. They continued to add on points as they broadened the lead to 21-8 before the Rambelles scored again. CU’slargest lead came with three minutes left in the half as the had built up a 17 point lead and carried the momentum into the half with a 37-24 lead.
Cameron would hit 50 percent of their shots (15-30) through the first twenty minutes with five coming from downtown. Williams led CU with nine points, with Brittany Harris and Chelsea Stamp following with eight points.
The Rambelles outscored the Aggies in the second half but their first half lead was too much for ASU to comeback. Late fouls by ASU and made free throws by the Aggies closed the game out to give Cameron their second conference win of the season.
Cameron shot 39% in the second half while going 40% from behind the arc and 64.3% from the free throw line.
Stamp and Harris led the Aggies with 17 points each, with Harris hitting two of two from behind the arc and had five assists. Lacy Reinke also added 13 points and eight boards to the Aggie effort. Williams finished with nine points after going down with a leg injury early in the second half.
Cameron was 45% from the field tonight, going 33.3% from three and a 62.5% from the charity stripe. They were able to keep the turnover battle even at 11 each but were out-rebounded by the Rambelles 34-28. The Aggies were able to convert on their opponents mistakes though, with 20 points off turnovers compared to ASU’s nine.
Angelo State shot 42.3% from the field, 43.8% from behind the arc, and 62.5% from the free throw line.
The win puts the Aggies at 3-8 on the year with a 2-3 Lone Star Conference record. The Rambelles are now 6-5 on the year with a 3-2 LSC record.
Cameron will head to Abilene, Texas to take on the Wildcats of Abilene Christian University, Saturday, Jan. 5. The game will start at 5:30 with the men’s game to follow.
LAWTON, Okla. – The Cameron men’s basketball team knocked down a season high 16 three-pointers and kept their season perfect at home defeating Angelo State, 92-72 in the Aggie Gym.
This was the second time this season the Aggies have surpassed the 90 point mark this season (last time 11/20 vs. Oklahoma Panhandle) and the was most three-pointers hit by a CU team since they hit a program high 19 on 2/28/09 against East Central.
A total of 10 different Aggie players contributed to the offensive outburst starting with the reigning Lone Star Conference Offensive Player of the Week, Craig Foster who continued his strong play this season with 21 points, hitting six shots from downtown. Additionally, Foster led CU with eight assists. Aaron Thompson added a Cameron career high 16 points, hitting four three-pointers.
Tim Johnson added nine points, four rebounds, and four assists while Trevor Smith, Jonathan Patino, and KimricDixon chipped in eight points.
Cameron (6-5, 2-3 LSC) rolled out shooting an amazing 60.7 percent from the field (17-for-28) in the first half. However, the highlight of the half was Tim Johnson’s posterizing dunk at the four minute mark that will leave Aggie fans talking for the rest of the year.
The Aggies tied the game at the 18:10 mark in the first half and never looked back.
Shooting for the Ags in the second half improved, as they hit 66.7 percent (16-24) from the field off of nine shots from downtown.
Overall, the Aggies shot 63.5 percent from the field which was their best shooting night since 12/14/07 vs. Rhema Bible (65.3 percent). Cameron additionally shot 57 percent from the arc (16-28).
The Aggies will return to action on 1/5 at 7:30 p.m. against Abilene Christian in Abilene, Texas.
Don Vieth is the Sports Information Director at Cameron University.