Thursday, December 16, 2010
Cameron Rolls Rhema Bible at Home Behind Telo’s 18, 86-67
The Aggies were able to keep Rhema of the scoreboard for nearly six minutes into the first half before a long-range three point bucket by Steven Anibal gave Rhema its first points of the game.
Behind the perfect night from the charity stripe from Vinicius Telo, Cameron was able to pull away to a 26-8 lead and their largest of the night. The 6-foot-8 sophomore finished with a team-leading 18 points on the night and was 13-for-13 at the free throw line.
Head Coach Wade Alexander was also able to utilize his bench to the fullest as every active player on the Aggies’ roster was able to get vitall minutes of game time.
“We were able to put a lot of guys in and work on some thing we needed to work on,” said Alexander. “It’s a game like this, between big games, where we are able to see how players react on the floor.
“We were able to work on some things and see where we need to get better. Obviously, we gave up too many points in the second half so that is an area to work on.”
Senior Nathan Murray scored 12 points and pulled down eight rebounds to lead the Aggies on the glass. On the night, the Aggies were 25-for-51 (49-percent) from the field and 8-for-16 (50-percent) from behind the arc. They were also tough on the glass as they outrebounded Rhema 42-23.
Freshman Desmond Henry added 15 points and nearly incited a riot with his acrobatic, rangy dunk which began just after the free throw line. Following Henry’s footsteps, fellow freshman Jonathan Patino took advantage of a fast break situation to lay down his own slam just minutes after.
Rhema junior Carl Dixon led all scorers with 22. The Eagles shoot 41-percent from the field (25-of-61) and were forced to take perimeter shots all night due to Alexander’s stingy zone defense schemes.
The visitors were 11-of-29 (40-percent) from behind the arc with an 8-for-17 (47-percent) clip coming in the second half.
The Aggies now hit the road for two Lonestar Conference cross-over games, taking on No. 21 Incarnate Word (9-0) on Dec. 18 and Texas A&M-Kingsville Dec. 20.