The Cameron men’s basketball team is still in search of their first win of the season and are heading to Kansas to try and earn it against the Newman Jets on Wednesday night. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.
Cameron lost a hard fought battle last time out against Southwestern Oklahoma State. CU trailed by just one point at halftime and was within striking distance until the final minutes of the contest. Uncharacteristically, the Aggies turned the ball over 25 times with 12 of those on Bulldog steals. Those turnovers resulted in 23 points for the opposition. Cameron shot just 37.1 percent from the floor, while going 11-28 from three and 13-16 from the foul line. They also sent SWOSU to the line 31 times, with them hitting on 77.4 percent of their foul shots. Jordan Lewis led the Aggies with 17 points with five of his six made field goals coming from deep. Brock Schreiner added 11 points, making it three straight games in double-figures for the sophomore, while Kendall Scott recorded a career-high 12 rebounds to go along with seven points.
After getting blown out in the second half in their first two games of the year, Cameron was able to stay with a team for the full 40 minutes in their loss to the Bulldogs last Friday. However, the nine-point loss drops them to 0-3 on the season, still searching for their first win. They Aggies are averaging 67 points per game on the offensive end of the floor, but give up 87 points to their opponents on the other end, due to the pair of 90-point outings in CU’s first two losses.
Cameron is shooting just under 38 percent from the field and right at 39 percent from three-point range. They are also hitting on 67.2 percent of their foul shots, which they make 13.7 per outing. CU has a slight advantage on the backboards, averaging 37.3 rebounds per game, which is 0.6 more than their opponents. They have struggled handling the ball, turning it over at a 18.7 percent clip, while collecting just 8.3 assists per contest on the offensive end. On defense, CU averages 0.7 blocks and 7.7 steals per game while forcing their opposition into an average of 16.0 turnovers per outing.
Schreiner and Scott are the only Aggies currently averaging over 10.0 points a night. Schreiner leads the squad with 14.7 points per game, while Scott is averaging close to a double-double with 12.3 points and 8.3 rebounds per contest. Additionally, seniors Jordan Lewis and Tyler Williams are scoring right around 8.0 points each game, while Darius Green averages 5.3 points while shooting 50 percent fro the field.
Newman is 3-1 to start the young season with wins against Southern Arkansas, Manhattan Christian, and Northwestern Oklahoma State on their resume. In their four games, the Jets have averaged 81.3 points while allowing 60.0 to their opponents; if you exclude the 135 point outburst against MCU, NU is averaging just 63.3 points per outing.