Lady Camels Down Eastern Kentucky in GSU Thanksgiving Classic 64-52; Baker Named to All-Classic Team

Katelyn Bass (photo by Bennett Scarborough)
Katelyn Bass (photo by Bennett Scarborough)

ATLANTA, GA.-Katelyn Bass and Tonisha Baker combined for 23 points, leading a balanced scoring attack, as Campbell downed Eastern Kentucky 64-52 in GSU Thanksgiving Classic play Saturday in the GSU Sports Arena.

After posted double figures in both games of the weekend, Baker was named to the all-classic team.

Campbell moves to 5-1 on the season, while EKU falls to 1-4.

Bass, a senior forward, posted a team-high 12 points and seven rebounds, adding four assists in the win. Baker, a junior guard, added 11 points, six assists and four boards.

Jazmine Cooper, Amanda O'Neill, Kiera Gaines and Roslyn Presley all gathered eight points for the Lady Camels, with O'Neill registering six rebounds. Gaines, a freshman guard, added three of CU's five blocks.

All nine Lady Camels that entered the game scored. Campbell received 21 points off the bench, posted 17 second chance points and posted 19 points off 17 EKU turnovers.

Marie Carpenter paced EKU with 22 points, making 7-of-17 shots from the floor and adding an 8-for-10 clip from the charity stripe. Jade Barber collected eight points and six rebounds, while Brittany Coles posted seven points and five boards.

Campbell opened with a 7-4 lead before an 8-2 EKU spurt gave the Colonels the 12-9 advantage at the 12:04 mark.

Starting with a Roslyn Presley hook that fell, the Lady Camels responded with a 16-0 flurry that included a Tonisha Baker breakaway layup and a three. During the CU run, EKU went nearly 11 minutes without a point, breaking the drought with a Jade Barber bucket with 1:44 to play in the half.

Taking a 30-18 lead into the break, Campbell saw its lead sliced to five at the 10:43 mark on a Carpenter jumper.

Campbell, however, stretched the lead back to 12 at 50-38 with 6:03 remaining in the game when Baker connected again for two.

The Colonels trimmed the lead to single digits one final time at 45-53 with 4:06 remaining, as Carpenter tallied two more of her 18 second half points.

Over the final four minutes, the Lady Camels converted 7-of-8 chances from the free throw line, taking a 64-52 win.

Next up for the Lady Camels is a home date with Winston-Salem State on Nov. 29. The Tuesday 11:45 a.m. contest will be CU Education Day, hosting arena fifth graders for the game.