November 17, 2008

Women's Basketball to Face Coastal Carolina in First Road Test

BUIES CREEK, N.C.-After taking a 74-50 victory against Coker to open the 2008-09 season and the John W. Pope, Jr. Convocation Center, Campbell hits the road for a contest with former Big South rival Coastal Carolina, Monday night at 7 p.m. inside Kimbel Arena in Conway, S.C.

The Chanticleers are coming off a season opening win of their own, defeating Erskine, another Conference Carolinas opponent, 65-49 inside Kimbel Arena.

Three Chants reached double figures in the game, including freshman guard Olivia Irick (16), junior forward Devin Rivers (12) and sophomore forward Sydnei Moss (12). Moss and Rivers also ended the game with double-doubles, pulling down 12 rebounds a piece.

This is the 33rd meeting between the schools, with CU leading the all-time series, 18-14.

Junior forward Ashley Williamson came off the bench to lead the Lady Camels with 22 points and 18 rebounds, both career highs, powering Campbell past Coker, 74-50 to open the John W. Pope, Jr. Convocation Center.

Geami Britt, a junior forward, joined Williamson in double figures with 15 points on 7-of-10 shooting, adding a pair of rebounds and three assists in her Lady Camel debut. Sophomore forward Lauren Yesh was a third CU player in double digits with 12 points in the win. Yesh added five rebounds in her 17 minutes of play.

Senior guard Jessica Mack, who recorded nearly 70 steals last season, began her 2008-09 campaign with three, while totaling eight points and seven boards with two assists. Freshman guard Amanda O'Neill finished her first game in the Orange and Black with six points, while Whitney Ferguson, Katelyn Bass, and Kate Cloxton, all freshmen, combined to score 15 off the bench.

The Lady Camels will return home for a contest with Longwood on Saturday, Nov. 22, tipping off at 1 p.m. inside the Pope Center.