Women’s Basketball Heads to High Point Saturday

Amanda O'Neill (photo by Bennett Scarborough)
Amanda O'Neill (photo by Bennett Scarborough)

Game Notes: Campbell at High Point

BUIES CREEK, N.C.-Campbell will wrap up a three game road stand Saturday, taking on league-leading High Point at 4 p.m. in the Millis Center.

The Lady Camels will head into Saturday's matchup at 9-6 on the season and 2-2 in Big South play after a pair of road losses last week at Radford and Liberty. Senior forward Katelyn Bass paced the Lady Camels, scoring 16 in each outing, just two short of her career-high of 18. Fellow seniors Kate Cloxton and Amanda O'Neill chipped in 17 and 10 points, respectively at Liberty.

Junior guard Tonisha Baker leads the Lady Camels on the season at 12.6 points and 6.5 rebounds per game, tacking on 3.5 assists and 2.6 steals. Bass also posts 10.4 points and 6.0 boards a game, while junior forward Jazmine Cooper collects 9.7 points and 5.3 rebounds.

Cloxton gathers 7.1 points and 5.4 assists per game, and Roslyn Presley records 6.8 points per outing.

The Lady Camels are one of five teams in the Big South with a field goal percentage over 40 percent, ranking fourth at 40.9 percent. Campbell also ranks second in overall field goal percentage defense at 36.8 percent, and leads the league in three-point percentage defense with a 27.4 clip.

High Point is also 9-6 on the season with a 4-0 record in league play after a pair of road wins at Liberty and Radford last weekend.

The Panthers are led by Shamia Brown at 15.1 points per game, which ranks sixth in the Big South. Erin Reynolds (14.7) and Cheyenne Parker (13.3) also rank among the league-leaders in scoring at ninth and 12th overall.

Parker is the second-leading rebounder in the conference as well at 11.2 per game, as one of two players in the Big South averaging a double-double. Brown adds 6.9 rebounds per game while Reynolds registers 4.0 assists.

Campbell is 7-17 all-time against the Panthers in a series dating back to 1973. The teams have never faced as conference opponents. HPU took last year's meeting in Buies Creek 74-51. Campbell's last win over the Panthers came in 2008, 67-56, in Gore Arena.

The Lady Camels will return home on Jan. 21, taking on Charleston Southern at 1 p.m. in Buies Creek. Campbell will then host Coastal Carolina on Jan. 23.