Aggies drop defensive battle at Newman
For Immediate Release
November 20, 2019
Cameron University Athletics
Kenton Means – Sports Information Director
WICHITA, Kan. – The Cameron men’s basketball team’s second half road woes continued as they fell 65-57 at Newman on Wednesday night.
Senior Tyler Williams did his best to power CU to their first win of the season, scoring 18 points on 7-14 shooting from the field and 3-3 shooting from the foul line. Williams also added seven rebounds and a pair of steals in the loss. Kendall Scott chipped in 11 points, nine rebounds, and three steals, while Jalen Nicholas scored 10 points, going 6-6 from the charity stripe, and had six boards.
As a team, the Aggies shot just 36.4 percent from the floor, going 4-13 from three-point range and making 13 of their 15 free throw attempts. They turned the ball over 19 times, allowing Newman to score 24 points off their giveaways; 13 of those turnovers came on steals by the opposition. CU had seven steals of their own and lost the rebounding battle by just one board.
The first half was a tightly contested 20 minutes of action with neither team leading by more than six points (Newman at the 15:33 mark). Cameron mounted a 7-2 run halfway through the period to take a 25-24 lead on a dunk by Scott at the 5:52 mark. Newman closed out the half on a 7-3 stretch, with CU going 1-7 from the field during the stretch, to lead 31-28 through the first 20 minutes of play.
In the first half, the Aggies hit on 40.7 percent of their shots and were 2-5 from three and 4-6 from the free throw line. They also turned the ball over nine times, resulting in 13 points for the Jets. Williams led the Black and Gold with nine points and six rebounds at the break, while Scott added seven points.
Scott opened up the second half with four straight points for the Aggies to give them a 32-31 lead. After battling back and forth, Newman was able to take a 50-39 lead halfway through the second half thanks to an 11-0 run. The Jets extended that advantage to 14 points (58-44) with just 5:23 left on the clock. Cameron was able to chip away at the lead and got the deficit down to five points with just seconds left, but NU did their job by making their free throws down the stretch to take the 65-57 win.
Marshawn Blackmon led Newman with 20 points, 11 rebounds, and four steals, while Juwon Davenport added 19 points, four assists, and four steals. The Jets shot 46.3 percent from the floor, 25 percent from three, and 60 percent from the charity stripe.
Cameron, who is now 0-4 on the season, will be back in the Aggie Gym next week with two more chances for that elusive first win. They host Rogers State on Monday, Nov. 25, and Central Oklahoma on Saturday, Nov. 30.