Tunovers and poor shooting plague CU in season opener
For Immediate Release
November 8, 2019
Cameron University Athletics
Kenton Means – Sports Information Director
STEPHENVILLE, Texas – The Cameron women’s basketball team got off to a rough start to the Texan Tip-Off Classic by falling 87-49 in their season opener against Colorado Mesa on Friday.
The Aggies struggled to get anything going offensively, shooting just 28.6 percent from the floor and going 0-10 from three-point range. CU also turned the ball over 20 times, resulting in 26 CMU points. The Black and Gold went to the free throw line 24 times and converted 17 of those.
On the opposite side of the court, Cameron was able to force the Mavericks into 19 turnovers with 10 of those coming on CU steals. However, the reigning Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference champions shot almost 52 percent from the floor while going 6-17 from three and 27-35 from the foul line in the win.
CU’s struggles started in the first quarter, where they scored just six points to CMU’s 21. A 16-12 second quarter made it 37-18 at the break. The Aggies best quarter came in the third, when they scored 22 points and shot over 41 percent from the field, but still lost the frame by four points and trailed 63-40 heading into the fourth. CU scored just nine points in the final frame while the Mavericks went 8-10 from the floor on their way to the 87-49 win.
Freshman Kami Porter was one point shy of a double-double in her first career game, scoring nine points and adding a team-high 10 rebounds. She also tallied three steals, which was tied with Karley Miller for the most on the team. Twelve Aggies touched the floor in the loss with eight scoring at least one point. Additionally, Whitney Outon added seven points in 12 minutes on the floor while Maighan Hedge and Stephanie Peterson each totaled six points.
Now 0-1 on the season, the Aggies will conclude their opening weekend in Stephenville with a game against Adams State on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.