Cameron teams tumble in road tests
Cameron men and women took different routes down the home stretch but both ended at the same place the loss column.
The CU men led by seven points with 45 seconds remaining but things went downhill in a hurry in regulation and then in overtime as they suffered a 96-95 loss to East Central Saturday afternoon. After starting the season 3-0, CU has now dropped its last three in a row.
Meanwhile the Cameron women were unable to continue the momentum they gained Friday by upsetting No. 8-ranked Harding University as they were unable to make shots down the stretch and settled for an 80-75 loss to Truman State University. Both games were in the West Texas Lady Buffs Classic.
The difference came from long range where the Aggies have owned the edge in most games. However, Saturday, the Aggies hit just 8 of 25 for 32 percent while Truman State hit 11 of 24 long bombs for a solid 45.8 percent.
Both CU teams will have a full week off before playing their next contest. The women will finally have a chance to see the home fans when they battle Southwestern Oklahoma State University at 2 p.m. next Saturday. The men will head to the Oklahoma City area to face Oklahoma Christian University in a 3 p.m. battle.
Here is a brief look at yesterday's games:
Men fall in overtime
Both teams lit up the floor in the first half with a combined 100 points scored, however, it would be the Aggies who would take a 52-48 lead at the midway marker.
Cameron Lee came away with 12 points and the Aggies would shoot 55.9 percent on the floor while limiting themselves to only four turnovers.
In the second half, turnovers would lead to the Aggies' undoing with 14 mistakes that would lead to 13 points for East Central.