Lady Aggies Beaten Twice in Weekend Tournament
- by Scott Puryear of OPSU Sports on 11/26/07
Goodwell, Okla. - The Oklahoma Panhandle State women’s basketball team was in Lakewood, Colorado over the weekend to play in a tournament hosted by Colorado Christian. On Friday, they played the University of Missouri–Rolla, and on Saturday they went up against Colorado Christian and they lost both contests.
University of Missouri-Rolla 65, LADY AGGIES 53
OPSU coach Brad Vanden Boogaard said his team did not play well in OPSU’s 65-53 loss to the University of Missouri-Rolla on Friday night. The game was part of the first round of a tournament held in Lakewood and hosted by Colorado Christian.
UM-R held a six point edge at the half (37-31) and though the Lady Aggies shot well enough from the field (54%), they hit just two of eight from the foul line. In the second half, OPSU improved their free throw shooting to eight of ten, but hit on only six of their 24 shots from the field.
OPSU’s Sarah Polson and Jasmine Williams each scored a dozen points and Ceara Brown was right behind with 11. All of Polson’s points came on three point shots.
Williams led the Lady Aggies in rebounding with six and Ro Wilson and Polson each pulled down five.
Vanden Boogaard added, “We just did not do the small things, we missed too many free throws and we were beaten by a better team.”
Colorado Christian 68, Lady Aggies 55
On Saturday night in the tournament in Lakewood, the Lady Aggies played the host school, Colorado Christian University and lost 68-55. The Lady Aggies trailed 27-22 at the half and they managed to get the CCU lead down to a single point at 27-26 in the early going of the second half.
The game was a tight one for most of that second half, and CCU gained a 49-42 advantage with six minutes to play. CCU refused to give up the lead and held on for the 68-55 win.
Key team statistics that hurt the Lady Aggies were the CCU advantages in rebounding (37-33), and eleven more free throws than OPSU could convert.
Jasmine Williams led the Lady Aggies with 19 points, nine rebounds, and three blocks. Sarah Polson scored eight points to go with her five rebounds, and Sedra Watkins and Alisha Sladek each scored seven.
Lady Aggie head coach Brad Vanden Boogaard said, “We lost our focus this weekend and we just did not play together.”
The Lady Aggies now stand 3-2 on the young basketball season.