Women’s Basketball Hosts Longwood Tuesday

Tonisha Baker (photo by Bennett Scarborough)
Tonisha Baker (photo by Bennett Scarborough)

Game Notes: Campbell vs. Longwood

BUIES CREEK, N.C.-Campbell will look to remain unbeaten in 2011-12 when the Lady Camels host Longwood on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 3 p.m. in Gore Arena. All Campbell University faculty and staff are invited to attend the game free of charge as part of CU Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day. 

The Lady Camels are 3-0 this season after a 59-43 win over Western Carolina last Saturday, holding opponents to a stingy 47.3 points per game. CU is forcing 25.3 turnovers per game while notching 13.3 steals and 7.0 blocks per outing so far this year.

Already this season, the team has tied the school record for blocks twice, posting nine rejections against Montreat and Western Carolina. That single-game school record stood untouched for 32 years until opening day this season.

Senior forward Katelyn Bass leads Campbell on the season at 12.0 points and 5.7 rebounds per game, while junior post Jazmine Cooper adds 11.7 points and 5.3 boards an outing. Tonisha Baker, a junior guard, is a third Lady Camel averaging double figures with 11.0 points a game. Baker also tacks on 6.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.7 steals per game.

The Lancers head into Buies Creek at 1-3 on the season after a 73-51 loss at High Point on Sunday. Longwood is led by senior forward Brittanni Billups at 12.3 points per game, adding 4.5 assists. Erin Neal and Chelsea Coward also post 9.8 and 9.5 points per game, with the tandem chipping in 2.0 assists and 4.8 rebounds per game, respectively.

Tuesday's contest will mark the fifth consecutive season that the Lady Camels and the Lancers have met, with both teams holding a 2-2 record to date. Overall, Campbell leads the all-time series 4-3, posting all four of its wins at home. Two of those wins have come in Gore Arena, including an 82-70 victory in January of 2010.

After Tuesday's contest, the Lady Camels will head to the Georgia State Starwood Hotels of Atlanta Thanksgiving Classic, taking on the host Panthers and Eastern Kentucky on Friday and Saturday.