Cameron hoops teams face tourney foes
Cameron University's tough road trip continues this weekend as the Aggies will be trying to start a new winning streak against tough foes Drury University tonight and then East Central on Saturday. Both games will be in the Drury Invitational Tournament in Springfield, Mo.
The Aggies are still smarting from a 66-64 loss to Arkansas Tech Tuesday and are eager to get back on track with Lone Star Conference action getting closer.
Meanwhile the Aggie women are still trying to get that elusive first win after four straight losses and like the men they will be having to beat solid teams to accomplish that goal. Tom Webb's women face No. 8-ranked Harding University today and then face powerful Truman, which is also gaining votes in the NCAA Division II polls, in the West Texas Lady Buffs Classic.
The men will play Drury today at 3 p.m. while the women will face Harding at 12:30 p.m.
Here is a brief look at both games:
Men face challenges
Drury was picked to win the North Division of the Great Lakes Valley Conference and they have a wealth of talented players that the Aggies will have to slow down in order to win.
Like Cameron, Drury has lost just once this season, that defeat coming at Northwest Missouri State on Tuesday, 60-47. In that game the Panthers shot a season-low 37 percent and were even worse from long range at 19 percent. As a team, the Panthers are shooting 45.1 percent from the field, so that performance Tuesday was sub-par.
Kameron Bundy leads DU with 18.7 points per game, with Cameron Adams adding 16, and Mike Nwelue chipping in a little more than 10 a game. Both Adams and Nwelue are DU's leading rebounders netting about seven boards per contest.
Cameron, on the other hand, is one of the best shooting teams in the region and is best in the Lone Star with a 54.5 mark. CU is also the league's best rebounding team with a plus-14.8 margin per game.
Deondre Ray, Desmond Henry, and Cameron Lee all are leading CU with just over 12 points per game; Henry leads the Aggies with 6.8 rebounds, with Tank Mayberry and KeDorian Sullivan both averaging six a game. DJ Jackson is averaging just less than 10 points with nearly five dishes per game this season.