Cameron falls in tough battle with SWOSU
For Immediate Release
November 15, 2019
Cameron University Athletics
Kenton Means – Sports Information Director
LAWTON, Okla. — Late fouls and turnovers cost the Aggie men’s basketball team in their 79-70 loss to Southwestern Oklahoma State on Friday.
Cameron battled with the Bulldogs in the first half that was littered with intensity and back-and-forth bucket getting. The first half ended with the Aggies trailing by just a point, and the game was never out of reach for the Black and Gold as they did not fall behind by more than two possessions in the first 20 minutes.
The Aggies were led by senior guard Jordan Lewis, who shot the three-ball at a 75 percent clip. Lewis nailed a team-high three shots from long range, while scoring 11 points and bringing in a pair of rebounds.
The highlight of the game came from freshman forward Connor Slater, who scored his fourth and fifth points of the evening by way of a monstrous slam that rocked the Aggie Gym and sent him to the line for the and-one. The Elgin, Okla. native finished the half with six points.
In the early stages of the second half, the Aggies captured their first lead of the night at 41-40. From there, the lead exchanged hands a pair of times, with CU tying the game again at 59 after a pair of Brock Schreiner free throws.
A pair of big threes by SWOSU’s Anthony Love, a Lawton MacArthur graduate, sparked the Bulldogs, who jumped out in front by 10 with just 37 seconds left to play. CU would get just one point back in the final seconds of the game, falling by nine, 79-70.
The Bulldogs went to the line 31 times, with the Aggies only making 16 trips to the charity stripe. CU also committed 25 turnovers in their third loss of the season. However, CU did clean up the glass with a season-high 48 team rebounds. Beyond the arc, Cameron scorched the nets by shooting the trey ball at a 39 percent rate.
Lewis continued his hot shooting into the second half, finishing with a season-high 17 points while adding eight rebounds and an assist.
Schreiner finished with 11 points, to go along with three rebounds and three assists, which moved his scoring average to 14.7 on the season.
Sophomore Kendall Scott added a career-high 12 rebounds to go along with seven points in the loss.
Cameron, who is still searching for their first win of the season, will be on the road next Wednesday, Nov. 20, when they visit Newman University for a non-conference contest.