Lady Yoe top Bruceville-Eddy to move to 2-2
The Cameron Lady Yoe basketball team traveled to take on the West Lady Trojans on Friday, Nov. 10. Cameron fell to West, losing 38-34 in a hard-fought game.
The Lady Yoe returned home on Tuesday, Nov. 14, to host the Bruceville-Eddy Lady Eagles. Cameron defeated the Lady Eagles 46-37.
The game started slow for both teams as neither team could gain any rhythm on offense. The Lady Yoe had some foul trouble to start the game with five fouls early and the game still tied at 2 at the 5-minute mark. Cameron started to move in front with a layup by Ava Magre (21) off an assist by Reagan Akin (2) to go ahead 6-2. The Lady Eagles responded with a 5-1 run and tied the game at 7, then took the lead 8-7 on a free throw. This would be the score at the end of the first quarter.
“Our depth helped us in the first quarter,” Coach Jeff Evans said. “We lost two starters to foul trouble two minutes in the game.”
Cameron scored the first points of the second quarter with a basket by Amani Fields (24) to retake the lead 9-8. The remainder of the quarter stayed even until Bruceville-Eddy took a 16-13 lead, which would be the score going into halftime.
For Coach Evans, the biggest problem for Cameron was the full court press defense Bruceville-Eddy was playing. Some of the bigger changes the Lady Yoe made was switching to man defense and went with playing four guards for most of the second half, which helped them handle the press defense a lot better.
Cameron scored the first points of the third quarter with a basket by Fields for a 16-15 deficit. That was soon followed with a three pointer by Aubree Brashear (3) to retake the lead 18-16, but Bruceville-Eddy responded and went back up ahead 20-19. The Lady Yoe began to take control and scored on a big three pointer by Fields, followed by a basket from Camryn Ward (22) for a 26-22 lead. The third quarter ended with Cameron leading 28-24.
Cameron’s first points of the fourth quarter were from a layup by Fields to take a 30-25 lead. The Lady Yoe scored from deep on a three point make by Akin to make it a 37-31 lead. Cameron continued to show their range with another three pointer by Brashear to increase their lead to double digits at 42-32. That was followed with a fastbreak layup by Fields off a nice assist by Yierra Flemings (23) for a 44-32 lead. The Lady Yoe held strong to win the game 46-37.
“We finally started getting the ball into the post and it changed the game,” Evans said. “They had no answer for Amani Fields.”
With this victory, the Lady Yoe have a record of 2-2 in the young season.
Up next, the Lady Yoe will travel to take on the Florence Lady Buffs. The game will be on Friday, Nov. 17, and tip off is set for 6:15 p.m.