The ACU women’s basketball team faced off against Cameron University on Saturday and earned the win 72-53.
The loss is the Aggies ninth in a row. The Wildcats move to 19-4 overall and 14-3 in LSC play while Cameron falls to 4-19 and 3-14 in the LSC.
Ninteen wins is the most since 2004-05 when the team went 20-10 and made an NCAA D-II South Regional Tournament appearance.
The win gives ACU the sole title of first place in the Lone Star Conference with three games left in the regular season.
ACU currently holds a half a game lead over second place Midwestern.
Junior Mack Lankford led all scorers with 16 points, as she continued her hot shooting from beyond the three point line with four threes.
Over the Wildcats’ last three wins, Lankford has averaged 26.6 ppg., including a 31 point performance against Tarleton, and a 33 points against Midwestern.
The entire game proved to be the Wildcats as they dominated early and went into halftime with a 31-13 lead. ACU held Cameron to 3-22 shooting in the first half and wouldn’t allow much more in the second.
ACU would go on to outscore Cameron in the second half, 41-40 on the strength of three point makes and efficiency from the free throw line, the squad only missed two free-throws all game.
As a team, the ‘Cats shot 13-14 from the charity stripe in the second half, and 16-18 for the entire game.
ACU out-rebounded Cameron 37-27 and scored 17 points
Freshman Whitney West continued her great play of late with 15 points, 12 of those coming from beyond the arc.
Junior Renata Marquez finished with 13 points, 11 coming in the first half. Senior Kelsey Smith also contributed with 12 points and 10 rebounds, her third double-double of the season.
The Wildcats will face off against Texas Women’s at home on Tuesday.
ACU defeated them 75-50 in their last meeting on Jan. 9.
ACU will look to finish the season strong and secure first place in the LSC, as two of their final three games will be played at Moody Colosieum.