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Bonnaren's double-double not enough for Aggies against UCO

EDMOND  Jamie Bonnarens recorded a double-double with 27 points and 13 rebounds as the Cameron women's basketball team fell to No. 23 Central Oklahoma on Monday night, 65-59.

The sophomore recorded her second double-double in a row with her performance on Monday as she went just 9-22 from the field, but hit on two of her four shots from the perimeter and went 7-for-8 from the charity stripe.

The two teams traded buckets to start the game, before a four point UCO run was erased by a four point CU run in a low-scoring first quarter. After 10 minutes of play, just 20 combined points were scored as it was tied at 10 points through the first. The stifling defenses kept up their efforts in the second quarter as the two teams each only scored 14 points through the 10 minutes, leading to a 24-24 halftime score.

Bonnarens led CU with 10 points and seven rebounds in the first half, as CU shot just 10-34 from the field and 2-12 from three-point range. Melinda Murillo had seven points for UCO at the break.

The Bronchos controlled the third quarter from the start as they opened the second half with a seven-point run. After the Aggies cut the home team's lead down to two points at the 4:55 mark, Central Oklahoma answered with an eight-point run to go up by 10 points. Bonnarens ended the quarter with five consecutive points for Cameron, but UCO still held a 44-38 advantage heading into the final quarter.

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