Camels head to Robert Morris for Wednesday contest

Antwon Oliver
(Will Bratton photo)
Antwon Oliver (Will Bratton photo)


MOON TOWNSHIP, PA. – Campbell concludes a two-game road swing Wednesday when it heads to the Pittsburgh area to meet Robert Morris in a 7:00 pm start.  The game will air on WCLN 107.3 FM in the NC Sandhills region and also on with Chris Hemeyer on the call.

The Camels (4-6) dropped their 3rd-straight game Friday in an 80-68 decision at Missouri Valley Conference member Loyola Chicago.  CU knocked down a season-high 12 three-pointers in 22 attempts (.545) as 8 different Camels connected from long range, and led by as many as 6 in the second half before the Ramblers rallied.

Luke Moyer came off the bench to score a career-high 12 points for Campbell.  Reco McCarter added 12 and Darius Leonard 11 for CU, which shot 47 percent from the floor.

Robert Morris (4-7) ended a 5-game losing streak Saturday with a 67-63 win at Duquesne.  The Colonials had surrendered at least 80 points in each of the 7 games leading up to the contest.

The top two scorers from last year's Robert Morris team that won the Northeast Conference regular season title (24-11, 14-4) and defeated Kentucky in the NIT first round return in Karvel Anderson and Lucky Jones.

On Dec. 4, 2012 at Buies Creek, Karvel Anderson hit a 3 from the right wing with 4.5 seconds to play and Robert Morris claimed a 61-58 win at Gore Arena.  After Marvelle Harris tied the game on a stick-back with 27.4 seconds left, Anderson drained his 4th triple of the game.  Lucky Jones led Robert Morris with 15 points, while Anderson added 13 on 4-7 shooting from 3-point range.  The Camels shot 52 percent from the floor, 61.5 percent (16-26) in the second half, but committed 20 turnovers, which the Colonials converted into 22 points.  Harris scored a career-high 21 points on 9-11 from the floor while grabbing 10 rebounds.  Reco McCarter added 13 points on 6-7 shooting.

Campbell's spread motion attacking offense emphasizes unselfish play. Through CU's first 10 games, the Camels logged 150 assists on 237 made field goals (or 63% of their buckets).

Junior center Darius Leonard has scored in double figures 7 times in 10 games, ranks 6th among league FG% leaders (.536), 8th in rebounds (6.4) and 22nd in scoring (12.3).

Following Wednesday's game, the Camels open a 5-contest home stand Saturday at 2:00 p.m. vs. Johnson and Wales.