For Immediate Release
December 29, 2017
Cameron University Athletics
Kenton Means – Sports Information Director
1. Bryce Elie leads CU with 12.3 points per game, but the senior forward as not seen the court since the Angelo State game on Dec. 2.
2. Tyus Momoh got his scoring average over 10 points per game (10.1) with a 19 point outing against Rogers State.
3. ECU has six players averaging in double-figures (all over 11.0 points per game).
4. The Tigers hit the century mark in their past two contests, beating Southwestern Adventist 118-79 and Dallas Christian 128-82.
5. In their last meeting a year ago, CU got 16 points from Tyler Williams in the loss, while former Tiger, Braxton Reeves had 45 points while going 11-19 from three.
About the Aggies:
Cameron has been on the road for the past four contests and returns to the Aggie Gym on a four game skid. They are 2-1 in their three games at home and each of those games was an exciting hard fought contest. CU is averaging 72.8 points per game while allowing 74.5 to their opponents. They are shooting 43.5 percent from the field and 37.1 percent from the perimeter while connecting on 71.4 percent of their free throws. The Black and Gold limits their turnovers to just 11.8 per contest, but have just a 1.0 turnover margin as they average just 5.9 steals per contest on the defensive side of the ball.
Individually, Bryce Elie (12.3) and Tyus Momoh (10.1) are the only Aggies scoring in double-figures. JV Longaverages 9.3 points, 4.2 assists, and 3.5 rebounds per game while leading the team with 22 steals and a .573 field goal percentage. Tyler Williams is the team’s leading rebounder with 5.3 per game while averaging 8.8 points, the same as Delano Jones, who leads CU with 23 made threes.
Scouting the Tigers:
After starting the season with three Division I exhibition contests (Oklahoma, New Mexico State, Texas-San Antonio), East Central has gone 5-2 with their two loses coming in blowout loses to Central Missouri and Arkansas-Monticello. Their last two wins game in back-to-back days where they reached 100 points in both outings. Most recently, the Tigers took down Dallas Christian 128-82; they put up 70 points in the second half alone. Leading scorer, Camron Talley had a game high 25 points, while Marcus Lytle and Jeremiah Fleming had 20 points each.
On the season, the Tigers are scoring 85.9 points per contest while giving up 75.9 to their opponents. They are shooting almost 50 percent from the field, 38 percent from three, but are hitting on just 62 percent of the free throw attempts. ECU averages 40.4 rebounds and 19.1 assists per contest, while on defense they record seven steals and 2.6 blocks per game.
Talley leads the team with 14.3 points per contest, while Da’Rion King, Brett Cannon, Lytle, Fleming, and Gabe McKenzie are all scoring over 11 points per game. King also leads the team with 9.6 rebounds per outing while Cannon records 6.1 assists each time out; he had 13 in the win over Southwestern Adventist.
The Series vs. ECU:
– ECU leads the series 34-33
– The last time the Tigers visited the Aggie Gym was in 2001.
– Last Meeting: Dec. 19, 2016 at Ada, Okla. (86-69 ECU win)
The Aggies went 0-2 in their last two contests as they fell to Lubbock Christian 81-78 and then fell to Rogers State three days later, 88-72. Against the Chaps, Delano Jones led CU with 20 points while going 6-9 from three point range, while CU as a team shot under 40 percent from the field in the loss. The Ags trailed by 25 points at halftime against RSU, but came back and made a game of it before eventually falling. Tyus Momoh led the way with 19 points and seven rebounds for the Black and Gold.
Cameron will open the New Year returning to Lone Star Conference play as they visit two ranked opponents in UT Permian Basin on Thursday, Jan. 4 and then West Texas A&M on Saturday, Jan. 6.
Sports Information Director