From CU Sports Information
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Chelsea Stamp came up one short of tying a program high seven three-pointers but her efforts were not enough as Cameron would fall 67-61 at the Rubin Arena in West Palm Beach.
The loss for Cameron puts them at 2-8 overall heading in the winter break.
Stamp gave the Ags a career high 20 points, bettering her personal mark by two set earlier this season at Texas A&M Kingsville. Alexis Williams shot a blistering 56.3% from the field and put together a season high 21 point effort.
Hannah Pollart also gave the Aggies eight points and led the team with seven rebounds.
In the first half Cameron’s offense relied on Stamp and Williams who were the only two players to score through the first 20 minutes with 11 points each.
The Aggies held onto a four point lead with 8:27 remaining in the half but the Sailfish hit several critical shots to overtake CU and pull ahead 32-22 by halftime.
At the half Cameron shot 37.5% (9-24) from the field, 15 of those attempts were from the arc. In the turnover battle both teams were near even.
Palm Beach Atlantic continued their run for the majority of the second half and pulled away from Cameron by 21 points with 5:21 remaining.
After shifting to a full court press the Aggies rattled the PBA offense and Stamp hit a pair of 3-pointers to close the gap to 13 points.
In back-to-back possessions Palm Beach Atlantic turned the ball over with under 1:30 left and Cameron got a pair of shots from downtown by Pollart and Williams. Then following a missed PBA free-throw, Stamp hit a deep three to pull the Aggies within five.
Now in fouling situations, PBA went two-for-two at the stripe to give them a seven point lead with :30 left. Williams in the following possession continued the Aggie momentum and popped a shot from the left wing with :12 remaining pulling CU within four.
However, the Sailfish continued to nail their shots from the charity stripe and took the close win, 67-61.
Cameron will have the rest of the month off before hosting Angelo State on Jan. 2 in Lone Star Conference action in the Aggie Gym.
Don Vieth is the Sports Information Director at Cameron University.