Aggies unable to keep up with red hot UCCS
For Immediate Release
November 9, 2019
Cameron University Athletics
Kenton Means – Sports Information Director
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Cameron University men’s basketball Colorado struggles continued on Saturday night as they fell to Colorado-Colorado Springs 90-62.
Like their first game of the season on Friday against Colorado State-Pueblo, the Aggies were in the game through the first 20 minutes of play, but fell off late as the Mountain Lions of UCCS caught fire in the second half. CU shot just under 36 percent from the floor in the game, going 6-16 from three point range. They also went just 10-19 from the free throw line in the loss.
Cameron scored just one point in the first three and half minutes of action, getting their first field goal at the 16:16 mark. Both teams struggled to get going offensively with UCCS holding a 14-13 lead 10 minutes into the game. The Mountain Lions pulled out ahead by five, but a Tyler Williams three pointer got his team back to within two with just under four to play in the frame. From there, UCCS went on a 12-5 run that gave them nine point advantage with just seconds left in the first half. A Kendall Scott layup with three seconds on the clock cut the deficit to seven, as the home team led 34-27 at the break.
The Aggies has a sloppy start to the game, but only trailed by seven after the first 20 minutes of play. They shot just 33.3 percent from the floor and were just 4-12 from the foul line. One thing that kept CU close was their trio of three-point makes on six attempts. Williams led the way at the break with eight points on 3-6 shooting from the floor, while Scott added seven and Brock Schreiner had five.
UCCS came out firing in the second half, shooting over 66 percent from the field while knocking down eight of their 10 shots from three point-range. Their hot shooting allowed them to pull away from the Aggies in the final frame as they earned the 90-62 win.
Scott finished with a team-high 15 points and seven rebounds. The sophomore from Houston, Texas was 4-11 from the field and 7-11 from the free throw line. Williams finished with 12 points on 5-11 shooting, as did Schreiner, who made two of CU’s six three pointers. Williams and Darius Green each provided the Black and Gold with three steals, of which they finished the game with eight as a team.
Cameron will come back from their Colorado road trip 0-2 to start the season. They will be in the friendly confines of the Aggie Gym on Friday, Nov. 15, as they battle Southwestern Oklahoma State. CU’s home opener is scheduled to tip-off at 7 p.m.