Women’s hoops to play three games in six days

November 18, 2018

Cameron University Athletics

Kenton Means – Sports Information Director


LAWTON, Okla. — The Cameron women’s basketball team will play three non-conference games in six days as they prepare for the start of the Lone Star Conference season next week.

Week Schedule:
G1) Cameron vs. Emporia State | Nov. 19 at 5:30 p.m. | Aggie Gym | Live Video | Live Stats
G2) Cameron at Southwestern Oklahoma | Nov. 21 at 1 p.m. | Weatherford, Okla. | Live Audio | Live Stats
G3) Cameron vs. Harding | Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. | Aggie Gym | Live Video | Live Stats

Starting 5:
1. Monday’s game against Emporia State will be the first of a two game food drive hosted by Cameron’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee; they ask that you bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Lawton Food Bank.
2. Cameron freshman Maighan Hedge has averaged 22.7 points over her first three collegiate games, posting 27, 19, and 22 point outings while shooting 60.5 percent from the field and 65 percent from the perimeter.
3. Through their first three games, Jessica Wayne has averaged 19.7 points and shot 50 percent from the field and 57.1 percent from three point range.
4. Southwestern Oklahoma State opened the season ranked No. 20 in the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association preseason poll and No. 13 in the D2SIDA poll.
5. Harding, who has started the season with a 3-1 record, was the Great American Conference Tournament runner-up a year ago.

About the Aggies:
Cameron is now 1-2 on the young season after losing 79-51 last time out against Central Oklahoma. They are averaging just 69 points, while giving up almost 80 to the opposition, and shooting just under 40 percent from the floor. CU is one of the top three point shooting teams in the nation, going 36-95 in their first three contests. Their main struggle has been holding on to the ball, turning it over 23.3 times a game, with a -11.6 turnover margin.

While Hedge leads the Black and Gold in scoring, Natalie Halbleib is second on the team and almost averaging a double-double with 11.7 points and 8.3 rebounds per contest. Parfitt McNair and Ava Battese score just under 10 points with 9.7 points per game each, while McNair, Lejha Smith, and Whitney Outon average right around five rebounds.

Scouting the Hornets:
After starting the year with a pair of wins at the GAC/MIAA Crossover, Emporia State blew out Northwestern Oklahoma State 93-47 in their last contest. They are shooting almost 46 percent from the field and 57.7 percent from long range on their way to averaging 83 points per outing. Behind Wayne, three other ESU players are scoring 10 or more points, with Emily Miller averaging 17.3, Tyra Jones scoring 12.7, and Addie Lackey recording 11.3 points per game; Miller and Jones each also lead the team with seven rebounds per contest.

Scouting the Bulldogs:
Southwestern Oklahoma began their season with a 1-1 record at the GAC/MIAA Crossover, falling to Emporia State 68-60 and beating Missouri Southern 82-50. While averaging 71 points, SWOSU is shooting 35.3 percent from the floor, 30.9 percent from the perimeter, and 67.4 percent from the free throw line. Four players are averaging double-figures so far, with Hayden Priddy  leading the way with 16 points per game, while Tyra Aska averages 12 and Hailey Tucker and Taylor Hedrick each average 10.5 points.

Scouting the Bison:
Harding opened up the season with a five point win over Concordia-St. Paul, and then after a loss to No. 1 Central Missouri, came away with big wins against Crowley’s Ridge and Central Baptist. They average 68.5 points per game, while holding their opponents to just 48 points per contest. Katie Lampo leads the team with an average of 16.5 points, while shooting 59.5 percent from the floor. Four other Bison are scoring eight or more points a game.

Up Next:
Cameron will have their first LSC road trip of the season next week, as they visit West Texas A&M on Thursday, Nov. 29 and then Eastern New Mexico on Saturday, Dec. 1.

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