Lady Aggies capture first season win

Photo courtesy of UAA Athletics

Photo courtesy of UAA Athletics

Krista Pylant
Sports Editor

The Cameron women’s basketball team experienced their first win of the season on Nov. 28 at the West Texas A&M Lady Buff Invite in Canyon, Texas.

The Lady Aggies broke their four game losing streak by defeating Harding University 76-70 on the first day of the invite to bring their season record to 1-4.

Two weeks prior, the Black and Gold fell to number eight Harding in a 115-84 loss but got revenge on the Lady Buffs to snap their undefeated start to the season.

Cameron women’s head coach, Tom Webb, said the Lady Aggies’ short memory regarding the previous loss to Harding served them well going into their second match-up with the Lady Buffs.

“We just explained to the kids not to worry about wins and losses,” Webb said in a press release. “We need to play each possession and not take any possession off. 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.”

Junior Brandi Leal led the offensive attack for CU with a season high 21 points off of 6-12 shooting on the floor. Senior Jazzmine Robinson added 18 points and eight defensive rebounds to pair with Senior Jade Herl, who had another double-figure game with 14 points and knocked down four three pointers.

Harding led the entire first period to go into halftime with a 44-38 advantage and held an eight point advantage three minutes into the second half until Robinson scored five unanswered points for CU and Leal hit a three pointer to tie the game at the 16 minute marker.

Both teams traded points, and the lead, until Herl and Robinson hit back-to-back three pointers that allowed the Aggies to retake the advantage with 3:37 remaining. The Lady Aggies never looked back and went on to win 76-70.

Cameron took to the court the following day for a match-up with Truman State University, but five points proved to be the difference in an 80-75 loss for the Black and Gold.

The loss pushed Cameron back to a 1-5 record overall while Truman State goes to 4-2 for the season.

Even though the Lady Aggies lost the game, Robinson obtained an individual accomplishment by scoring a career-high 31 points and went 11-19 from the field in the battle against the Bulldogs.

Following her strong performance in the weekend’s contests where she averaged 24.5 points in both contests, Robinson was named to the PAK-A-SAK West Texas Lady Buff Thanksgiving Classic All-Tournament Team.

Robinson and the Lady Aggies return to their home court at 2 p.m. on Dec. 6 for a game against Southwestern Oklahoma State University in the Aggie Gym.


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