Lady Camels Host Coastal Carolina Monday
BUIES CREEK, N.C.-Campbell puts its undefeated home record on the line Monday, taking on Big South rival Coastal Carolina at 7 p.m. in Gilbert Craig Gore Arena.
The Lady Camels, at 10-7 overall and 3-3 in Big South games, are 7-0 at home this season and have won 16 of their last 18 in Buies Creek dating back to last season. All of Campbell's seven home wins have come by double figures.
CU downed Charleston Southern 70-56 on Saturday in Gore Arena, holding the Big South's leader in scoring (74.1 ppg prior to Saturday), three-pointers made per game (9.5), field goal percentage (43.9 percent) and three-point field goal percentage (35.7 percent) well below its season averages. The Buccaneers hit 7-of-31 three point attempts for a 22.6 percent rate and shot 30.8 percent overall on the afternoon.
Senior forward Katelyn Bass led all scorers with 15 points, including 11 in the first half, tacking on six rebounds against CSU. Tonisha Baker and Ashley James followed with 13 points apiece, with Baker adding six rebounds, four assists and three steals.
Junior forward Jazmine Cooper posted her second straight double-double with 12 points and a career-high 13 rebounds. The double-double is Cooper's third of the season and the eighth of her career. Senior guard Kate Cloxton also reached double figures with a season-high 10 assists, her third career game with at least 10 dimes. Senior guard Amanda O'Neill tacked on eight points in the win.
Baker leads the Lady Camels on the season at 12.8 points and 6.5 rebounds per game, adding 44 steals, which ranks second in the Big South. Bass and Cooper also average double figures at 10.5 and 10.3 points per game, respectively, while both record 6.1 boards a game.
Cloxton ranks second in the league with 5.5 assists per game, adding 6.7 points. Roslyn Presley and Ashley James post 6.2 and 5.9 points off the bench.
Coastal Carolina will head into Buies Creek at 10-6 overall and 3-4 in conference play after an 80-65 loss at High Point on Saturday. CCU has dropped four of its last five, all Big South games, after getting off to a 9-2 start.
Shatia Cole, who posted 20 points against the Panthers, leads the Chanticleers at 11.1 points and 3.6 rebounds per game. Olivia Irick adds 9.4 points, while Angelica Henry and Shanika Maddox collect 8.6 and 8.5 points per game, respectively. HPU held that trio to just five points and 11 rebounds, with Maddox notching eight or those boards, on Saturday.
The Lady Camels are 18-17 all-time against the Chanticleers in a series dating back to 1987 in the early days of the Big South. Campbell was 16-3 against CCU while both schools were conference foes from 1987-94. The programs have continued their rivalry with at least one game a year since 1996. The Chanticleers escaped with a 58-52 win over Campbell last season in Conway, S.C.
After taking on Coastal Carolina, the Lady Camels will take to the road, traveling to Presbyterian and Winthrop on Jan. 28 and Jan. 30.