Yoemen, Lady Yoe basketball in tournament action

Last week, the Cameron Yoemen and Lady Yoe basketball teams continued preparation for the start of  20-3A action by competing in tournaments.  The Yoemen traveled to Moody while the Lady Yoe were in Salado.


Lady Yoe

Cameron participated in the Salado tournament last week, finishing with a 1-3 mark.  The competition level went up a notch as the ladies took on a 4A, plus two 5A schools in their four games. 


The Lady Yoe began things with a tough 60-54 loss to 5A Hutto.  The ladies led at the half, 31-22, but could not hold off the comeback down the stretch and fell, 60-54. 


Cameron also suffered losses to 3A McGregor (57-37) and 4A Robinson (47-26) on Friday.  Terryn Adams led the ladies in both games, scoring 10 versus McGregor and eight against Robinson. 


The ladies rebounded in the finale with a convincing 55-22 win over 5A Austin Travis.  NaQuiria Gibbons scored 20, Marly Spink had 10, and Adams finished with nine. 


Cameron had a regularly scheduled game on Tuesday at China Spring, and Gibbons’ 13 points were not enough in a 60-28 loss.  Qua Workman was also in double figures with 10 points. 


Friday will be the final non-district tune-up at Robinson.  The ladies will open the 20-3A schedule on the road at 15th ranked Academy on Tuesday.  Cameron currently sits at 5-7 on the season. 



The Yoemen basketball team had a successful run in the Moody tournament, going 3-0 before falling to district rival Franklin in the championship game.


Cameron opened tournament play with a dominant 52-24 victory over Axtell.  Danny Perez’s 10 first period points helped the Yoemen put the game out of reach early on.  Perez finished with a team-high 14 points. 


The Yoemen also picked up wins over Granger (44-34) and Moody (69-40) to advance to the championship before falling to Franklin, 70-34.  According to Yoe head coach Ed Glendening, Franklin opened the game with nine three-point buckets. 


Cameron will now turn their attention to the Thorndale tournament this weekend.  The tournament is a round-robin style and all of the games have been set.  Cameron will take on Thorndale (9:00 a.m.) and Gateway (12:45 p.m.) on Thursday followed up by Dime Box (1:00) and Caldwell (3:30) on Friday. 


The Yoemen’s (6-1) next home game will be on Tuesday, December 13 when Bosqueville comes to town.