Yoemen move to 4-0 in district
The Yoemen basketball team defeated the Rogers Golden Eagles in dominating fashion 99-57 on Jan. 4.
The Yoemen then headed out on the road to take on the Lexington Eagles on Friday, Jan. 7. Cameron blew away the Eagles 85-47. They then defeated the Caldwell Hornets 70-45 on Tuesday night, Jan. 11, to move t 4-0 in district play.
The Yoemen started off hot and scored the first eight points of the game and jumped out to a 12-2 lead. They would score again on a floater by Trayjen Wilcox (13) for a 15-6 lead. Cameron then scored on a buzzer beating layup by Pharrell Hemphill (4) for a 21-9 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Cameron continued to control the game and grew the lead to 29-15. The Yoemen continued their scoring success with a successful three point play by Cody Webb (30) making the score 32-17. That was soon followed by a transition layup by Phaibian Bynaum (5), who had an incredible game, making the score 36-19 Cameron.
“Phaibian did a great job of sprinting out in transition, attacking the basket, and finishing at the rim,” Coach Chris Reid said.
The Yoemen continued to increase the lead wider and wider as the score soon became 48-20, which was the score at halftime. The Yoemen stayed aggressive in the third quarter with a transition layup by Bynaum and a three-pointer by J.W. Hollas (3) for a whopping 58-27 lead. The Yoemen would later get a layup by Nolan Brashear (2) off an assist by Hollas to make the score 66-32. The third quarter ended with Cameron winning 68-31.
The Yoemen continued to pile on with a three pointer by Hollas for a 73-42 lead. They eventually extended their lead to 84-47 and went onto win 85-47. A big factor in Cameron’s scoring was the defense that was absolutely suffocating and kept Lexington in check.
“Our players did a good job of applying pressure in full and half court situations, forcing our opponents to make fast erratic decisions,” Reid said.
With this win, the Yoemen have a 3-0 district record and an overall record of 16-5 on the season.
“District play is always intense and competitive, so we want to carry positive energy and momentum from game to game,” Reid said.
The Yoemen are 17-5 overall and 4-0 in District 19-3A play.
Their next game will be a road game on Friday as they will take on the Academy Bumblebees. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:45 p.m. in Academy.