McNair’s 25 points not enough against Harding
November 24, 2018
Cameron University Athletics
Kenton Means – Sports Information Director
LAWTON, Okla. – The Cameron women’s basketball team had a slow start to their game on Saturday that led to an 87-73 loss to Haring University in their final non-conference tune-up before Lone Star Conference play begins.
The Aggies shot just 26.5 percent (9-34) from the floor in the first half, going just 1-13 from three-point range. Harding on the other hand, shot over 53 percent in the opening frame, going 4-8 from three to lead 42-27 at the break.
Parfitt McNair had 11 of her career-high 25 points during the first 20 minutes, going 3-6 from the floor and 5-6 from the free throw line. She added 14 points on 6-12 shooting from the field in the second half.
Harding extended their lead to 17 to start the second half, but Cameron started to mount a comeback with seven straight in the next few minutes. After trading scores, Maighan Hedge got CU to within six points with a three pointers at the 3:52 mark. That was as close as CU would get, as the Bisons jumped back out to 13 by the end of the third quarter, despite being out-scored by the Black and Gold in the frame, 24-22.
In the fourth, the Aggies tried to get back in the game, book ending an eight point run with a pair of Ava Battese threes. CU kept the deficit at around seven through the next few minutes, but Harding’s offense was too much, closing out the game with a 23 point fourth quarter.
Cameron finished the game shooting just under 40 percent from the field, while hitting eight of their 28 shots from the perimeter. They also missed seven of their 18 free throw attempts, but turned the ball over a season low nine times. Hedge finished the game with 13 points, while Natalie Halbleib added 12.
The Bisons shot over 52 percent from the floor, 35.7 percent from three, and 58.3 percent from the free throw line. Kellie Lampo led the way with 29 points on 11-16 shooting to go along with 11 rebounds; three other players scored in double-figures.
With the loss, CU now sits at 2-4 on the season, while HU moves to 4-1.
Cameron will get a glimpse of LSC play next week, traveling to West Texas A&M on Thursday, Nov. 29 and then Eastern New Mexico on Saturday, Dec. 1.