Women’s Basketball Stifles Longwood 48-33
BUIES CREEK, N.C.-Campbell limited Longwood to 22 percent shooting to take a 48-33 win Tuesday in Gore Arena, improving to 4-0 for the first time since 1985-86.
The 33 points allowed is a Gore Arena low, and the least allowed by a Lady Camel team since Nov. 30, 1997, when CU defeated St. Andrews 82-31 in Carter Gymnasium.
Campbell improves to 4-0 on the year, while Longwood dips to 1-4. CU is now 5-0 all-time against the Lancers in Buies Creek.
After Campbell took a 20-16 lead into the half, Longwood cut the advantage to one at 24-23 on a Mieke Elkington three with 15:30 to play. An 11-3 Campbell run, however, capped by a Tonisha Baker jumper, distanced the Lady Camels to a 35-26 margin.
That run was part of a 22-11 spurt that covered nine minutes for Campbell, who notched its largest lead of the afternoon with 3:02 remaining on a pair of Baker free throws.
Campbell outscored Longwood 28-17 in the second half in the 48-33 win and owned an 11-0 advantage in second chance point opportunities.
Baker, a junior guard, led all scorers with 13 points, including 10 in the second half. The High Point, N.C. native added 11 rebounds, picking up the first Lady Camel double-double of the year.
Sophomore forward Roslyn Presley followed with seven points and seven rebounds, with senior post Katelyn Bass chipping in six points and seven rebounds. Bass also notched two of the team's eight blocks, joined by Ashley James, who also recorded two rejections.
Campbell has collected 29 blocks through just four games this season.
Brittanni Billups paced Longwood with nine points and a game-high 11 rebounds. Erin Neal tacked on eight points and four steals, with Mina Jovanovic gathering six points and eight boards.
Up next for the Lady Camels will be the Georgia State Starwood Hotels of Atlanta Thanksgiving Classic this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 25-26.