Women’s basketball struggles against No. 7 FHSU
For Immediate Release
November 16, 2019
Cameron University Athletics
Kenton Means - Sports Information Director
HAYS, Kan. – The Cameron women's basketball team ended their trip to Kansas with an 89-47 loss to No. 7 Fort Hays Sate on Saturday night.
A night after falling to Nebraska-Kearney by six points, the Black and Gold was unable to get anything going offensively, shooting just 29 percent from the floor while going 4-22 from three-point range. One positive was that CU went 7-9 from the free throw line, but the squad turned the ball over 22 times with seven of those coming via FHSU steals.
In comparison, CU's ranked counterparts shot 47 percent from the floor for the game and were 7-26 from three and 22-26 from the foul line. Brelle Barbieri led the team with a 19 point, 10 rebound double-double.
Maighan Hedge paced Cameron with 11 points on 4-9 shooting from the field and 3-3 from the charity stripe; all Hedge's points came in the first half. Amaka Nwakamma added eight points before fouling out in just 14 minutes of action, while Kami Porter also scored eight points to go along with a CU-high eight rebounds and four assists.
The Aggies came out firing in the first quarter, shooting over 53 percent from the floor and hitting all three of their free throw attempts. Despite scoring 20 points in the first 10 minutes of play, they still trailed by seven heading into the second period.
FHSU started to take over in the second, outscoring the Black and Gold 19-11 in the second 10 minutes of the game. CU helped them out by shooting just 23.5 percent from the floor and going 1-6 from three in the quarter. They made both of their foul shots, making them 5-5 through one half of play, but were still down 46-31 at the break.
Cameron had a rough start to the second half, as the seventh ranked tigers opened the frame on a 17-0 run before the Aggies scored their first points of the third quarter at the 4:09 mark. They would go on to get outscored 25-4 in a quarter in which they shot just 12.5 percent from the field.
It was the same story in the fourth, as the Tigers started the quarter on a 14-0 run before a Karley Miller layup at the 6:06 mark ended the Aggie scoring drought. A 10-2 run in the final minutes for CU made a small dent in the FHSU advantage, but it was little too late, as they fell 89-47 on Saturday night.
The Aggies are now 1-3 on the young season and will play again one week from Saturday when they visit Central Oklahoma on Nov. 23.