Aggies fall on the road to SWOSU
November 24, 2018
Cameron University Athletics
Kenton Means – Sports Information Director
WEATHERFORD, Okla. – The Aggie men’s basketball team fell 106-90 at Southwestern Oklahoma State on Saturday, after getting off to a slow start in the first half.
Cameron found themselves down 17-4 after just six minutes of play in the first half against the Bulldogs. The Aggies continued to shoot just 37.5 percent from the floor in the first frame, going 2-8 from the perimeter, while their opposition shot 55.6 percent from the floor and was 5-13 from three, giving them a 52-38 lead at the half.
The Aggies improved in the second half, scoring 52 points of their own, shooting 42.4 percent from the floor and 8-16 from the perimeter. CU also hit 16 of their 20 foul shots to keep them in the game through the first 10 minutes of the second half. They got to within 10 with an 18-8 run capped by a Zach Dumas Layup at the 14:58 mark, and then cut the deficit to nine on an Andrew Nguyen three. A few minutes later, three straight free throws by the Aggies would trim the SWOSU lead to just eight points, but the home team would go on to outscore CU 17-9 in the next five minutes to build their lead back up to 17, which they would extend to 26 at one point, before winning the game 106-90.
Dumas led Cameron with 20 points, going 8-9 from the free throw line before fouling out late in the second half. Johann Tate chipped in 13 points, hitting three of his five three point attempts, and Chris Royal had his best game as an Aggie, scoring 11 points while going 7-10 from the charity stripe.
Six Bulldogs scored in double-figures, led by Tre Evans, who had 28 points, 14 of which came at the free throw line, to go along with 10 assists. SWOSU shot 51.4 percent as a team, and went an efficient 24-28 from the charity stripe.
Cameron now sits at 2-3 on the season, while Southwestern notched their first win of the season on Saturday, moving to 1-3 on the year.
The Aggies will now set their sights on Arkansas-Fort Smith, who they will host at the Aggie Gym on Tuesday, Nov. 27, for their final non-conference game before the start of Lone Star Conference play.