Team effort earns CU 79-68 victory
For Immediate Release
January 30, 2020
Cameron University Athletics
Kenton Means – Sports Information Director
LAWTON, Okla.– The Aggie men get back on track by riding team effort, perimeter defense, and a career-high from Darius Green in a 79-68 win over the Dust devils.
Cameron returned to the Aggie Gym on Thursday night looking to bounce back after a disappointing outing against Oklahoma Christian. For the first time as Lone Star Conference foes, the Aggies would square off with Texas A&M International.
The Aggies started out fast, only allowing sixteen points in the entire first half. The CU defense produced 32 rebounds on the defensive end on their way to almost doubling up the Dustdevils on the glass. CU forced 16 turnovers and swatted three shots. The focus coming into the season for Andrew Brown‘s squad was perimeter defense, the team locked in on the defensive end holding the Dustdevils to just nine percent from deep. From the floor, Texas A&M International was held to just 38 percent shooting.
At one point, CU built a 24-point cushion and stayed in firm control for most of the contest, and never lost the lead in this one. However, as is such every game in this conference, tonight’s tilt did not lack adversity. After holding a comfortable lead for the entire contest, the Aggies found themselves up just eight points with three minutes left in this one.
The Dustdevils made their comeback bid by applying a full-court press that induced 23 CU turnovers. As well as getting a huge boost from Adrian Nosa in the second half, he poured in a team-high 16 points before fouling out.
CU was able to weather the storm from the Dustdevils, thanks to a solid 80 percent team effort at the free-throw line.
Senior Jordan Lewis led the game in scoring with 18 points, as he dished out four assists and grabbed three rebounds.
Darius Green was the best all-around player on the floor tonight as he set a new career-high in scoring with 17 points, with five rebounds and an assist. Green’s biggest impact came at the defensive end where he was able to swipe five steals from the Dustdevils and be a huge reason why Texas A&M International struggled to find a groove offensively.
Sophomore Brock Schreiner posted 16 points with seven rebounds from the Black and Gold guard. The Choctaw, Okla. native also handed out four assists.
Kendall Scott was the last of the four Aggies to turn in double figures, and Scott didn’t stop with his 13 points, and rim shaking dunks, he tacked on double-digit rebounds on his way to another career double-double. Scott was stout on the defensive end, earning three steals.
Cameron improves to 5-8 within the Lone Star Conference, as they continue to battle for a spot in the conference tournament, and will look to add to their resume when they host Texas A&M-Kingsville on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 4 p.m.