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Low shooting percentage leads to Lady Eagles loss against Cameron

Freshman Katie Mayo rebounded the ball on the offensive end and scored for the Oklahoma Christian University women’s basketball team to tie the game going into halftime, 40-40, against Cameron University Nov. 16.

Playing Cameron for the second time in two weeks, the Lady Eagles could not overcome poor shooting percentage to win the game, losing 81-72.

Oklahoma Christian scored just two three-pointers during the game.

After tying the game at halftime, the lead changed six times during the third quarter. The Lady Eagles pulled within one point after freshman Delyssa Miller hit two free throws with 1:14 left in the third quarter, but the Lady Eagles could not overcome the deficit in the fourth quarter.

Then, in the fourth quarter, sophomore Megan Shelton hit a lay-up with 2:45 left in the game and the Lady Eagles were within three, at 75-72.

With 35 seconds left in the game, the referees called a charging foul on Cameron’s Jamie Bonnarens, but after reviewing the play, the call was changed to a block on Oklahoma Christian. The call change resulted in two free throws for Cameron and the Lady Eagles fell behind 78-72.

Cameron would score one more time to close the game 81-72 to hand the Lady Eagles their fourth loss of the season.

Junior Addy Clift, the top scorer for the Lady Eagles, recorded 17 points and freshman Maddison Collyer added 10.

The Lady Eagles will travel to San Angelo, TX to play Texas A&M University-Kingsville Nov. 24.

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