Aggie Homecoming and Senior Day features rematches against Eagles and Lions
For Immediate Release
February 19, 2020
Cameron University Athletics
Kenton Means – Sports Information Director
LAWTON, Okla. — Cameron men’s basketball welcomes in Oklahoma Christian for a Thursday night matchup, and then hosts UAFS for Homecoming and Senior Day on Saturday for their final battle in the Aggie Gym this season.
Game Information | Game Notes
2/20 – Cameron vs. Oklahoma Christian | Thursday at 7:30 p.m. | Aggie Gym | Live Stats | Live Video
2/22 – Cameron vs. UA Fort Smith (Senior Day) | Saturday at 4 p.m. | Aggie Gym | Live Stats | Live Video
1. Cameron notched their seventh win of the season with a strong performance against their Lone Star Conference division leader A&M-Commerce last Saturday, 67-66; CU played great team defense, limiting the Lions to a .355 field goal percentage and a .281 three-point percentage in the win.
2. Sophomore Kendall Scott dominated the post last week, averaging 25 points and eight rebounds while shooting over 70 percent from the floor; he recorded his third double-double of the season against UT Tyler and then had a career-high 30 points against A&M-C, CU’s first 30-point scorer since 2017.
3. Oklahoma Christian has had a back-and-forth season that has resulted in them going 9-13 with an 8-10 LSC mark; Dedrian Parmer Jr. and Aubrey Johnson are the lone double-digit scorers on the squad with 16 and 15 points per game respectively.
4. UAFS is led by the conference’s leading scorer and the reigning National and LSC Offensive Player of the Week, Brian Halums, who averaged over 41 points last week, including a 45-point outing against Angelo State, his third 40-plus point game of the year. Last time out:
5. All three teams are an even .500 in division play, while OC ranks ninth and UAFS is tied for 12th in the league standings just ahead of the Aggies who are in 14th.
Last time out:
After letting their game against UT Tyler slip away last Thursday, the Aggie men bounced back with the one-point win over the A&M-Commerce Lions on Saturday. Cameron knocked off the division leaders by holding them to just 35 percent shooting including a 9-32 mark from three. They also forced 16 Lion turnovers with five of those coming via steals. Scott exploded for a career-best 30 points on 13-19 shooting, while Brock Schreiner chipped in 10 points and Tyler Williams flirted with a triple-double with 10 points, five rebounds, and seven assists in the win.
About the Aggies:
After their sixth split LSC slate, Cameron enters their last two home games with a 7-17 overall record and a 6-12 league mark; their win over A&M-Commerce snapped a four-game losing skid. They average just over 70 points per game, but are giving up 78 on the defensive end, which is where they have struggled all season. CU knocks down 7.6 threes per outing at a 36 percent clip and hits their 13.1 free throws at a .719 percentage. The Black and Gold is third in the LSC with 37.6 rebounds per game, including 13.2 on the offensive end. Schreiner (11.3 ppg) and Scott (10.6 ppg) are the only Aggies averaging over 10 points this season. Schreiner also averaged 2.6 assists and 2.6 rebounds, while Scott leads CU with 6.4 rebounds per contest and is shooting 48.7 percent from the field. Additionally, Jordan Lewis averaged 9.2 points and Williams averages 8.4 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 2.4 assists to close out his senior campaign.
Scouting the Eagles:
At 9-13 overall and 8-10 in league play, the Oklahoma Christian Eagles find themselves sitting in the ninth spot in the LSC standings. The average just over 62 points per game, shooting 42 percent from the field and 33 percent from long range. OC limits giveaways, turning the ball over just 14 times per game and are a solid defensive squad, blocking 4.0 shots per outing and limiting teams to a 41 percent field goal percentage. Parmer Jr. is their most well-rounded player, averaging 15.9 points and 6.8 rebounds while recording 26 steals and 18 blocks on the year. Johnson has made 77 three-pointers this season and averages 14.9 points to go along with 2.7 rebounds per game. Big-man Will Lienhard leads OC and the Lone Star Conference with his 9.8 rebounds and 2.4 blocks shots per outing.
Earlier this season against the Eagles, Cameron fell behind early 30-15 at the halftime break, making just five field goals in the first 20 minutes of play. Oklahoma Christian coasted to the 63-52 win thanks to a near 50 percent shooting night and eight blocked shots on the defensive end. Scott led the Black and Gold with 13 points and Schreiner chipped in 11, while OC had three in double-figures led by Johnson with 14 and Lienhard with a 12 point, 15 rebound double-double.
Scouting the Lions:
UAFS sits in the middle of the Lone Star Conference standings with a 7-11 league mark to go along with an 11-13 overall record. They average just under 70 points per game, but give up just as much to their opposition. The Lions are shooting 46 percent from the field and 35 percent from three. They don’t turn the ball over but 13 times a game, which is one less than their opponents’ average. They have a dominant presence in the senior Halums, who leads the LSC with 28.0 points per game to go along with 9.2 rebounds and 1.7 steals per outing. He is also shooting 52 percent from the floor and 38 percent from three on the season. Matthew Wilson is no slouch either, averaging 16.5 points, 2.3 assists, and 1.3 steals for the Lions. The 6-2 junior has 10 games this season with 20-plus points including a 34-point effort earlier in the year and a 30-point outing two weeks ago.
In the first Lone Star Conference meeting between the Aggies and the Lions, CU rallied from a nine-point halftime deficit to win the game 70-68 behind 24 points from the sophomore Schreiner. Cameron shot 42 percent from the field and three-point range and made 8-10 at the foul line. UAFS was led by Halums, who had 20 points, with 14 of those coming from the free throw line. The Lions were a combined 26-33 at the charity stripe, but struggled from the field shooting just 35 percent in the loss.
Who has next:
Cameron closes out the regular season on the road, facing Eastern New Mexico on Thursday, Feb. 27, and then No. 3 West Texas A&M on Saturday, Feb. 29 in Canyon, Texas.
Kenton Means, ‘15
Sports Information Director – Cameron University
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