Ridell Camidge scored 12 points in the second half Saturday to help propel the No. 10 Tarleton Texans over the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs 73-64.
The Tarleton offense came out firing early in the game’s first half.
A Ridell Camidge three-point shot to start the game and back-to-back three-pointers from Denzel Smith and Josh Hawley minutes later saw Tarleton snatch a 13-point lead with 15:28 remaining in the half.
The quick start wouldn’t last though as Colorado Springs ate up their deficit and some going on a 15-0 run following Hawley’s three-point shot for Tarleton. The Mountain Lions’ run was finally broken as Hawley threw down a dunk to tie the game at 21 with 8:05 left in the half.
The Mountain Lions didn’t let up after finding their stride mid-way through the half. They continued to put points on the board courtesy of an impressive 48 percent field goal percentage. Colorado Springs’ hot shooting eventually granted them a seven-point lead with five minutes remaining in the half, but Tarleton managed to outscored the Mountain Lions 9-5 over the final few minutes of the half to take a 34-32 deficit into halftime.
The most telling statistic of the first half was the margin in which Colorado Springs outscored Tarleton over the final 15:28. The Mountain Lions scored 28 points over that span, compared to only 13 for the Texans.
After a lackluster first half, Tarleton opened up the second with two consecutive baskets from Anthony Davis and Deshawn Riddick to retake the lead, 36-34.
Colorado Springs wouldn’t trail long as they followed with a 9-2 run to take a 43-38 lead with less than 15 minutes remaining in the game.
Trailing only by five, four straight Ridell Camidge free throws eventually fueled a run in favor of the Texans as Romond Jenkins capped off a 12-1 run with a dunk in transition that gave Tarleton a 50-44 lead with 10 minutes left in the contest.
Over the remaining 10 minutes in the game, Tarleton managed to outscore the Mountain Lions 23-20 on their way to clinching a nine-point, 73-64 win.
Leading the way for Tarleton was Ridell Camidge who finished with 17 points, including three three-pointers and three rebounds. Also scoring in double figures were Chantz Chambers (13) and Anthony Davis (16).
Making the All Texan Tip-Off Classic Tournament Team were Romond Jenkins and Ridell Camidge. The most valuable player of the tournament was Chantz Chambers.
With the win, Tarleton improves to 2-0 on the season. They will be back in action on November 19 when they host Concordia University at 4 p.m.