CU women dominate Midwestern State behind team effort

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For Immediate Release
January 30, 2016
Cameron University Athletics
Don Vieth – Sports Information Director
dvieth@cameron.edu
WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Past history didn’t mean anything for the Aggies on Saturday evening as they would dominate Midwestern State 87-59 for the program’s first win in Wichita Falls since 2005.  The victory is CU’s sixth overall in 27 visits and the first road win at MSU for head coach Tom Webb in eight seasons.
Saturday night’s victory is the Aggies fourth in a row and also snapped an eight game skid to their rivals Midwestern State.  Additionally the 28 point win by the Aggies is the largest road win against a Mustang team, their previous best was 19 points last set on Dec. 12, 1987.
Cameron never trailed and used their entire squad with Dayla Threatt leading the Ags with 19 points and Charron Montgomery hit 16.  Brandi Leal scored seven points but hit a pair of three pointers to put her at 153 overall and tied for third all time with Kelsi Bond (1998-02) and Chelsea Stamp (2011-14).  DJ Vallier continued to be a defensive presence for CU with four blocks and six rebounds; the senior has had ten blocks in the last two games. Cristina Soriano came off the bench with six points, five boards, and four assists.
As a team, the Aggies shot 33-for-66 from the field was limited to only five treys, four less than their typical game average.  In rebounding Cameron picked up 48, which was eight more than MSU.  Cameron showed their inside presence with 58 points coming from inside the paint and Midwestern State was held to 29.9% shooting against the Aggies.
“We played real hard tonight with great pace,” said head coach Tom Webb.  “The team got off to a great run early and we never really had any concern about anything which is great.”
“Tonight’s win is great for the team, great for the seniors, and great for the program from where its been.  I’m just proud of everyone’s hard work tonight.”
The Aggies put down the gas pedal early a pounced on poor MSU shooting to blow the game wide open with a 29 point halftime lead.  Cameron hammered the Mustangs with 29 points in the second quarter alone and held MSU to only six points.  Things could have gone worse for Midwestern State though, Cameron went scoreless for three minutes in the period but they couldn’t close on the CU lead.  Cameron shot 47.5% through the first 20 minutes and was 11-for-22 in the second period, Midwestern State shot 17.1% and was blanked in eight chances at the arc.  Ten different CU shooters had a hand in the scoring outburst with Threatt leading the squad with 13 points.
Cameron continued to run past the Mustangs in the second half and distanced themselves by 44 points just 90 seconds into the fourth period.   Webb cleared the CU bench for the majority of the final minutes with the Aggies letting time run out to push the win margin back in.
The Aggies are now 12-6 overall and 6-3 in the Lone Star Conference, MSU will fall to 4-14 overall in 3-5 in league play.
Cameron will remain on the road to face Texas A&M-Commerce on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

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