Fred Durr fights for two. - Jeff Flanagan photo
**For Immediate Release**
Aggies Win a Wild One Over Cameron, 88-86
- by Scott Puryear of OPSU Sports on 12/04/07
Goodwell, Okla. - It was a wild ride in the Oklahoma Panhandle State gym on Monday night, and OPSU’s Fred Durr scored the final two points with less than two seconds on the clock to give the Aggies an 88-86 win over Cameron. OPSU upped their record to 3-2 with the victory.
Cameron had an advantage for most of the first half and led by as many as 13 points, but a wild OPSU flurry narrowed the deficit to three points (43-40) at the halftime break.
In the second half, the Aggies came out hard, fast and determined, and took a 53-52 advantage on a Basil Laslie bucket with just under 15 minutes to play.
Both teams wanted victory and Durr’s two free throws tied the game at 84-84 with just 43 seconds to play. On the next possession, OPSU’s cat-quick guard – Laslie – came up with a steal, drew a foul and went to the line and drilled two free throws to put the Aggies on top 86-84 with 20 seconds to play.
A determined Cameron squad came back and tied it at 86-86 with eight seconds to go, but soon enough, Durr nailed the final two points of the game to give the Aggies the 88-86 win.
Will Stephenson led the Aggies with 20 points, including a very loud slam dunk in the first half that got the crowd pumped up. The senior from Chicago also had four rebounds, three blocks, and three steals.
Durr and Laslie each netted 18. Also, OPSU senior guard LaChawn Anderson continued his excellent play with 15 points, five rebounds, five assists, two blocks and a steal.
In the last minute of the exciting game, virtually everyone in the OPSU gym was on their feet and it was a great win for the Aggies. Cameron’s excellent inside player, Leslie Malone, led all scorers with 34 points.
OPSU head coach Jerry Olson liked what he saw in the huge Aggie team effort and after the game spent considerable time chatting with many of the fans on the court who stayed to savor the OPSU victory.
The motto for this year’s Aggie team is “Never Let Up – Never Give Up” . . . and they didn’t do either one on Monday night.