Campbell hosts Fayetteville State Monday in men’s basketball exhibition

Marvelle Harris
(photo by Bennett Scarborough)
Marvelle Harris (photo by Bennett Scarborough)

BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Campbell concludes its men's basketball exhibition schedule Monday with a 7:00 p.m. contest against Fayetteville State at Gore Arena.  Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

Campbell opened its pre-season schedule last Thursday with a 62-60 victory over Wingate.  Marvelle Harris' lay-up with 2.4 seconds remaining proved to be the winning margin for the Camels, who shot 50 percent from the floor in the second half.

Senior forward Eric Griffin led Campbell with 21 points, 12 rebounds and seven blocked shots.  Senior guard Lorne Merthie added 14 points, including 4-of-8 three-point baskets.

Junior wing Darren White added 8 points and Harris 7, while freshman point guard chipped in 6 points – all in the second half – plus 3 assists.

Fayetteville State returns four starters from its 2010-11 club that finished 15-14 overall, 8-9 in the Division II Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association.

The Broncos are led by 2011 All-CIAA selection Sidney Evans, who averaged 11.3 points and 7.4 rebounds a year ago, plus CIAA all-rookie team choice Tyrrel Tate, who added 9.9 points per outing.  Also back is red-shirt senior Jamel Carpenter, who led the CIAA in scoring (19.8) in 2009-10 before sitting out last season.

Campbell opens its 2011-12 regular season schedule with three-straight home games against Houston Baptist (Nov. 11), East Carolina (Nov. 14) and North Carolina A&T (Nov. 17).

Season and single-game ticket information is available by calling (910) 893-1459 or visiting the Campbell athletics website at