Dumas fuels comeback win against DBU
November 20, 2018
Cameron University Athletics
Kenton Means – Sports Information Director
LAWTON, Okla. – Zach Dumas fueled a second half comeback on Tuesday night with 28 points, as the Aggie men’s basketball team took down Dallas Baptist 79-78.
Dumas was 6-11 from the floor, 3-4 from three, and 13-14 from the free throw line. All but two of his 28 points came in the second half, as he was 10-10 from the charity stripe at one point in the contest. He led a team that went 25-33 from the free throw line as a whole.
Tyus Momoh was also big for CU, nearly recording a triple-double with 14 points, eight assists, seven rebounds, and three steals. Johann Tate was also in double-figures with 10 points, going 4-4 from the charity stripe and collecting three steals as well.
Cameron got off to a slow start in the first half, shooting just 42.9 percent from the field and hitting just 2-6 from three. That start, paired with DBU’s nine threes through the first 20 minutes led to the road team leading 42-33 at the break.
In the second half, after a three by JT Harris extended the Patriot lead to 12, the Aggies slowly started chipping away at the deficit. A three by Momoh cut the lead to five at the 13:15 mark, and then after DBU jumped back out to eight, the senior hit another shot from deep to get CU back to within five with just over 10 minutes to play.
After battling back and forth over the next eight minutes, Cameron made their move, with Dumas scoring five straight to get to within one at 74-73 with 1:48 to play. A free throw less than a minute later tied the game at 74. Harris then made a pair from the line for DBU, followed by two more from Dumas to keep the score even with 42 seconds to go. Dallas Baptist’s Chandler Jacobs then drove to the lane and made a layup with 16 seconds left to put his team back up by two.
Down two with less than 10 second on the clock, Momoh came up clutch by driving to the bucket and, after being fouled, making a layup and converting the three-point play to give CU their first lead of the second half. With just seven seconds to play, DBU drove the length of the court and before getting a shot off, Jordan Lewis poked the ball loose and Jalen Nicholasgrabbed it to secure the comeback win.
Harris led the Patriots with 18 points, while Conner Lidiak had 17 points off the bench. Zach Lord led the team with 10 rebounds.
With the win, Cameron is now 2-2 on the season, while DBU moves to 3-2 with the loss.
The Aggies will next play on the road, as they travel to Weatherford, Okla. for a matchup with Southwestern Oklahoma State.