From CU Sports Information
LAWTON, Okla.—The Cameron Aggies women’s basketball team snapped their three game skid with a much need home win against the Eastern New Mexico Zias tonight, 55-50 at the Aggie Gym.
In the first half Cameron matched the Zias shot for shot but midway through turnovers became an issue with ENMU getting 12 points off of those compared to two for CU. Cameron from the field shot 7-23 (30.4%) and hit one from beyond the arc. Leading the way through the first half was Lacy Reinke with six points while Ali Brown pulled down five rebounds and had four points.
Eastern New Mexico shot 43.3% (12-30) with Jaylyn Cooper leading the Zias with 10 points.
The second half started off with two quick threes and set the pace for how the Aggies were going to play the second half. Cameron narrowed the Zias lead and remained tight with them through the remainder of the second half. Cameron made their push and with a three pointer from Alexis Williams at about the four minute mark the Aggies took the lead and would not give it back. A three from Brittany Harris gave the Aggies the four point lead and forced the Zias to start fouling. Cameron made nine out of ten free throw attempts down the stretch to put away Eastern New Mexico.
Cameron was 34% from field, 20% from behind the arc, and 72.7% from the free throw line. They outrebounded the Zias 29-21 and only gave up 11 turnovers on the game. The Aggies were able to battle back from a 10 point lead in the first, to have an eight point lead with 23 seconds left in the game.
Eastern New Mexico shot 40.4% from the field, 33.3% from behind the arc, and 16.1% from behind the charity stripe, going 1-6.
Alexis Williams led CU tonight with 14 points on 3-10 shooting and going 6-6 from the free throw line. Lacy Reinke was two rebounds shy of a double-double, with 10 points and eight rebounds.
Additionally, Hannah Pollart had eight points, five rebounds, and three blocks before fouling out of tonight’s game. Brittany Harris had nine points, three assists, and one steal, and hit four out of her six free throws.
Cameron will pack up and head to Florida for the Palm Beach Atlantic Classic next week as they take on Lynn University on the Dec. 17 and the host school Palm Beach Atlantic on Dec. 19.
LAWTON, Okla.—The Cameron Aggie men’s basketball team came away with the win against the Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds 66-56 tonight at the Aggies Gym.
The first half was an exciting one as the Aggies used a 40.7% field goal percentage to score 26 point on the half. The Greyhounds were able to keep it close with a 39.1% field goal percentage of their own and 25 points.
The second half, Cameron was on fire from the field hitting 15 of their 25 shots with a 60% field goal percentage. CU also shot 40% from behind the arc in the second half. The Aggies pulled away with the game in the end, leading at one point by 14 and spending most of the last two minutes at the free throw line.
For the game, Cameron shot 50% even from the field, 25% from behind the arc, and 52.4% from the charity stripe. CU grabbed 32 boards on the night compared to ENMU’s 28 and kept the turnovers down, only giving over the ball nine times.
Eastern New Mexico was 20-58 from the field with a 34.5% FG percentage. They were 3-18 from the three point line with a percentage of 16.7% and 13-19 from the charity stripe with a 68.4%. CU was +10 for points in the paint and was close to even in the bench points and points off turnovers categories with Eastern New Mexico.
Cameron was led by its speedy floor generals Tim Johnson and Craig Foster. Johnson used his speed and athleticism to score 15 points, grab six boards, and have 2 assists, one block, and one steal. Foster flirted with a double-double with 12 points and nine assists. In his first game starting for the Aggies, Andrew (Grenada) Thomas had a solid outing with six points and five rebounds.
“I was really proud of Grenada, stepping in and starting tonight,” said head coach Wade Alexander. “He was a little nervous in the beginning, but was able to play a good game for us.”
Additionally, Kimric Dixon scored 9 points, Rudy Harrell had eight points and six boards, and Trevor Smith had a team high seven boards to go along with four points.
The Aggies will head to Las Vegas for their next games as they take on Florida Tech and Rollins College in the Las Vegas Classic on Dec. 15 and 16. Live audio will be available on cameronaggies.comwith Don Vieth on the call for both games.
Don Vieth is the Sports Information Director at Cameron University