Monday, December 20, 2010

Aggies Stifle Hogs

KINGSVILLE, TEXAS – Cameron University’s zone defense proved to be a tough riddle to crack for Texas A&M-Kingsville on Monday night as the Aggies picked up a victory on the road, 57-47 at Kingsville Hampton Inn Court.
          
The Javelinas (5-6) made just 6-of-26 shot attempts in the first half as they fell behind by as many as 13 points before an Adam Morris (Goliad/Goliad HS) three-pointer closed it to a 10-point Aggie lead at halftime.
          
The Aggies (9-4) opened the second half on an 8-0 run and it appeared the game might be over.  The Javelinas put together their own 8-0 run as Morris accounted for all of the points.  Cameron went back up by 15 with 11:35 to play after a Desmond Henry three-point play.
          
The Javelinas scored the next 12 points of the game as they held the Aggies scoreless over an 8:00 stretch.  Ricky Simon (Lamarque/Lamarque HS) and Antwan Mullins (Katy/Cinco Ranch HS) each contributed five points to the run.
          
Cameron’s Milton Garner took over down the stretch as he scored seven of the team’s next nine points to put the game away.  Vinicius Telo drained four straight free throws in the final minute to seal the victory.
          
The Javelinas shot 32.1 percent from the field, made 8-of-30 from three-point range and were 5-for-11 at the foul line.  Morris led the team with 17 points as he connected on a career high five three-pointers.  Simon added 11 points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals before fouling out.
          
The Aggies shot 47.2 percent from the field, made 2-of-11 three-pointers and were 21-for-23 at the foul line.  Garner finished with 22 points as he went 7-for-11 from the field and 7-for-7 at the charity stripe.  Telo added a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds.  The Aggies outrebounded the Hoggies 32-27, but only had two offensive rebounds in the game.
          
The Javelinas committed only six turnovers while forcing the Aggies into 12 miscues.
          
The Javelinas are back in action on January 8 at Texas A&M-Commerce for a 4 p.m. tip.

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