Aggies repeat history with winFebruary 11, 2009
LAWTON, Oklahoma (February 11) – With their 80-77 victory over the Southwestern Oklahoma State Bulldogs (14-9, 5-3 LSC North), the Cameron Aggie men’s basketball team (11-11, 4-3 LSC North) repeated history… twice. Tonight’s victory gives the Aggies 4 North Division wins, the highest total in school history which has been achieved just 2 other times. Additionally, the last time both Aggie basketball teams won LSC North games on the same night, was at home in the Aggie Gym during the 2006-2007 season. The opponent: the SWOSU Bulldogs.
“Our number one goal at the beginning of the year was to win our home games,” Head Coach Wade Alexander said. “I can’t say that this was a huge upset because of how we play at home. You have to win home games to get in the playoffs, because road wins are so hard to come by. We had a great effort.”
Neither team could make a basket for the first two minutes until Southwestern hit three consecutive three-pointers to build a large lead. The Bulldogs remained in the lead for the next 31 minutes until a 17-5 run put Cameron up for the first and final time. CU’s largest lead in the game was 8 points while SWOSU’s was 16 points.
“I think overall we played great,” Coach Alexander said. “We really played the second half tough. We didn’t play well in the first half, which is why we were down. We talked at halftime how you can’t quit. We toughened up and proved that you can’t quit no matter what happens.”
Cameron out-shot and out-rebounded their opponents this evening. The Aggies shot an impressive 46.6% shooting percentage with 38 rebounds while the Bulldogs shot 44.0% with only 27 rebounds. Both teams had four players score in double-digits but the Aggies had the game’s only double-double.
Senior guard/forward Mekaile Reed had the aforementioned double-double with 21 points on 6-17 shooting and a game-high 10 rebounds. Reed also contributed a pair of assists and a steal in his 26 minutes on the floor.
Senior guard Dave Smith matched Reed’s team-high 21 points on 7-13 shooting, including 4-7 from long range. He also recorded 3 rebounds, a steal, and a team-high 5 assists in his game-high 40 minutes. Smith played in every minute tonight.
Junior forward Kallan Glasgow nearly recorded a double-double after scoring 13 points on 5-6 shooting with 9 rebounds. He also added 3 assists, a block, and a team-high 2 steals in 38 minutes.
Senior guard Roosevelt “Rey” Lovett also had an impressive game with a solid 12 points on 4-8 shooting, including 4-7 from three-point range. Lovett’s key three-pointers down the stretch were instrumental in the Aggies taking the lead. He also contributed 3 assists in his 28 minutes.
“Rey really stepped in and gave us some good minutes tonight,” Coach Alexander said. “Everybody rebounded the way they need to rebound.”
Cameron hits the road this weekend to take on the Texas A&M-Commerce Lions on Saturday (February 13) at 4:00pm in Commerce, Texas. The Aggies only have five games remaining this season, two of which are at home.