The Texas A&M University-Commerce men’s basketball team held Cameron to a 26.4 percent shooting from the field in a 76-48 win in the regular season final on Saturday afternoon.
Next up for A&M-Commerce is the 2010 Lone Star Conference Tourna-ment in Bartlesville, Okla. Quarterfinal action for the Lions got under way on Wednesday for the Lions when they faced South Division runner-up Tarleton State.
A&M-Commerce (19-8, 8-4 LSC North) clamped down against the host Aggies, holding them to their lowest shooting percentage of the season. It is the lowest percentage by an A&M-Commerce opponent since Midwestern State on Jan. 29, 2004.
The tenacity on the defensive side lent its hand to a balanced offensive attack led by senior Ronnie Morgan, who had 17 points and Dallas Hunter with 11. Freshman Preston Whitley had a game-high 11 rebounds in just his fourth start of the season.
Cameron (10-16, 0-12 LSC North) picked up 23 points from Milton Garner, who had a game-high 23 points on the strength of five 3-pointers. Teammate Kallan Glasgow added eight points and 10 rebounds.
Following the second tie of the game, sophomore Brad Hambrick made his second straight 3-pointer to put the Lions in front for the remainder of the game. Later in the half a 10-1 spurt put A&M-Commerce in front by double digits. The Lions went into the halftime break with a 38-22 lead on the strength of a 12-4 advantage on points in the paint and led 8-0 on points from the bench.
Cameron scored the first six points of the second half to pull to within 12 but that would be as close as the Aggies could get. In the second 20 minutes, Morgan scored nine points and Dallas Hunter scored all 11 of his points.