November 17, 2018
Cameron University Athletics
Kenton Means – Sports Information Director
LUBBOCK, Texas — The Cameron University men’s basketball team lost their first road contest of the season on Saturday, falling to Lubbock Christian 75-67.
The Black and Gold shot almost 40 percent from the field against the Chaps, but went just 3-17 from the perimeter. After going 4-5 at the free throw line in the first half, CU hit just 57.1 percent of the shots from the charity stripe in the second. They did however, record 10 steals while forcing their opponent into 18 turnovers.
Four Aggies scored in double-figures, and 13 saw the floor. Zach Dumas led the team with 16 points in 19 minutes, while Tyus Momoh was a jack of all trades with 14 points, eight rebounds, four assists, and three steals. Freshmen Kendall Scott and Andrew Nguyen each had 12 points in the loss.
The first half was back and forth through the first 10 minutes, with Nguyen hitting a three to put CU on top 21-19 at the 7:58 mark. However, LCU responded with six straight to take back the lead. The Chaps then closed the half on a 7-2 run to lead 34-28.
Lubbock Christian carried their momentum into the start of the second half, scoring 11 straight out of the gates to lead 45-28 at the 16:48 mark. The maintained that lead through the next few minutes, before CU started chipping away, cutting the deficit to eight with a free throw by Scott with 6:52 left to play. The Aggies would not get any closer though, as LCU held their lead and won the game 75-67.
The Chaps also had four players reach double-figures in scoring, led by Brennen Fowler with 14 points and 12 rebounds. They shot 46 percent from the floor as a team, hit just 6-23 from the perimeter, and went 13-20 from the free throw line.
Cameron now sits at 1-2 on the season, while LCU is now 3-1. The two teams will meet again, this time in Lawton, Okla. on Dec. 15 for the second half of the home-and-home series.
The Aggies next game will be at home, when they welcome in Dallas Baptist to the Aggie Gym on Tuesday, Nov. 20.