Hedge scores 29 points in CU’s win over Adams State
For Immediate Release
November 9, 2019
Cameron University Athletics
Kenton Means – Sports Information Director
STEPHENVILLE, Texas – The Cameron women’s basketball team earned their first win of the season behind a career-high 29 points from sophomore guard Maighan Hedge.
The Aggies’ 76-66 win over Adams state was powered by 46.2 field goal percentage and a 19-22 effort from the free throw line.
Eight of those foul shots came from Hedge, who was 8-8 from the charity stripe in the win. The sophomore from Melbourne, Australia was also 8-17 from the floor and hit five of CU’s nine three-point field goals. Hedge added four rebounds and three assists on the day.
The two teams were evenly matched through the first period, as CU held a 15-12 lead after the first 10 minutes of play. Cameron came out red-hot in the second as they used a 9-0 run to take a 10-point lead at the 5:39 mark. After another big run, a Stephanie Peterson layup with 52 second left in the half gave CU a 16-point lead. ASU answered with a pair of free throws, but the Black and Gold still led 39-25 at the break.
In the first half, CU shot 48 percent from the floor and 5-11 from the perimeter, four of which came in the second frame. The Aggies were also 10-12 from the charity stripe during the first 20 minutes, going 6-6 in the second quarter. Hedge and freshman Kami Porter each had 12 points for CU at the half.
Adams State started the second half on an 11-3 run to cut the deficit to just six halfway through the third period. However, Cameron was able to get back on track and closed out the frame on a 7-0 run to lead 57-41 heading into the fourth.
The Aggies had to hold off a pair of fourth quarter comebacks by the Grizzlies. The first was when they cut the lead to just five thanks to a pair of free throws with 5:27 left on the clock. After CU jumped back out to a 13-point advantage behind two free throws by Porter and a pair of Hedge threes, ASU started to chip away at the lead and were within two possessions, 72-66, with 49 ticks on the clock. Cameron was able to hang tough and free throws from Hedge and Logan Collyer iced the game for the 10-point CU win.
Hedge was not the only Aggie to score a career-high on Saturday, as Porter, in just her second collegiate game, dropped 18 on 5-9 shooting from the field and 7-8 from the foul line. Michaela James also had her first double-digit scoring night with 11 points on 4-9 shooting. James also led CU with five rebounds, while Porter added three assists and three steals to her stat line.
Cameron finishes the Texan Tip-Off Classic with a 1-1 record, and will look to carry the momentum the gained during Saturday’s win into next weekend’s contests. CU will play Nebraska-Kearney on Friday, Nov. 15, and Fort Hays State on Saturday, Nov. 16. Both games will be played in Hays, Kan. with both tip-offs scheduled for 5 p.m.