By DAVID CLAYBOURN
The home basketball season is winding down for the Texas A&M University-Commerce women’s and men’s teams.
They’ll entertain Cameron University of Lawton, Okla. at 5 and 7 p.m. today and then will close out the home season on Wednesday with another Lone Star Conference doubleheader against West Texas A&M. The regular season finale is set for March 2 at Eastern New Mexico, followed by the LSC tournament at Allen on March 6-9.
A&M-Commerce’s 8-14 women can clinch a spot in the tournament with a victory over 5-19 Cameron. The Lions are tied with Eastern New Mexico for seventh place in the standings at 6-11. Cameron ranks 10th at 4-14. The top eight teams will advance to the tournament.
A&M-Commerce has lost five of its last six games, including a 70-62 decision to Midwestern State on Wednesday night in Wichita Falls. Breanna Harris led the Lions with another double-double, producing 18 points and 11 rebounds. Guard Danielle Dixon finished with 15 points, three assists and four steals.
Symone Brown led the Lions with 12 rebounds and La’Tisha Hearne pulled down 11 as they outrebounded Midwestern State 50-34.
Cameron snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 52-50 home win over Tarleton State on Wednesday night. Hannah Pollart sealed the victory for Cameron by sinking two free throws with eight seconds remaining. Lacy Reinke led the Ags with 14 points and Chelsea Stamp finished with 11.
A&M-Commerce’s 14-11 men are tied with Texas A&M-Kingsville and Eastern New Mexico for fifth place in the conference at 7-8. Cameron, which is 16-7 overall, ranks second with a 12-5 record.
The Lions lost their last game, 85-67, at Midwestern State on Wednesday. The Lions outshot the Mustangs .512 to .411 from the field but were outrebounded 49-23.
Devondrick Walker led the Lions with 17 points, while Stefon Carson added 11.
Cameron has won its last four games, including a 53-51 victory over Tarleton State. Kimric Dixon hit the game-winning 3-pointer with four seconds remaining.
Tim Johnson led the Aggies with 12 points, while Dixon and Asaad Robinson both finished with nine points.