Lady Camels will “Play 4Kay” Monday against Radford
BUIES CREEK, N.C.-After seeing its 11-game home winning streak come to an end on Saturday, Campbell returns to Gilbert Craig Gore Arena Monday, Feb. 6, for a 7 p.m. tilt with Big South rival Radford.
Monday's game will be recognized as "Play 4Kay", an initiative to raise breast cancer awareness through the game of basketball. The Kay Yow Cancer Fund is the official charity for the initiative, formerly known as the "WBCA Pink Zone".
Fans are encouraged to make donations and wear pink for the game. Free pink t-shirts will be handed out to the first 200 in attendance.
The Lady Camels are 12-9 overall and 5-5 in Big South play this season, holding an 8-1 record in Buies Creek. Campbell's 11-game home winning streak, which dated back to Feb. 12, 2011, was the program's longest since taking 12 straight during the 1997-98 season (Nov. 30, 1997-Feb. 12-1998).
The Lady Camels also broke their single-season blocks record in their 58-45 loss to Liberty in their last outing, now with 86 team denials with eight regular season games remaining. This is the third consecutive season the record has been broken.
Campbell's Kate Cloxton led all scorers with 12 points, hitting 4-of-10 from deep, adding four assists. Tonisha Baker, a junior guard, followed with nine points, seven rebounds and five steals, while Roslyn Presley tallied seven points. Junior forward Jazmine Cooper posted a team-best nine boards with three steals.
Baker leads the Lady Camels on the season at 13.0 points and 6.7 rebounds per game, adding 3.3 assists and 2.9 steals. Senior forward Katelyn Bass records 10.6 points and 5.6 boards per game, while Cooper posts 9.4 points and 6.0 rebounds.
Radford is coming off a 66-61 win on the road at High Point, who was previously undefeated in Big South play. The Highlanders at 11-10 overall and 5-5 in conference games this season, currently riding a four game winning streak.
Da'Naria Erwin Spencer leads the Highlanders and ranks third in the Big South in scoring at 17.2 points per game, adding 4.0 assists. Ashley Buckhannon also tallied 14.1 points per game, standing 10th in the Big South, while Victoria Hamilton gathers 8.6 points and a team-best 7.2 rebounds.
Radford leads the all-time series 18-7 over Campbell dating back to 1987. The programs' Jan. 7 meeting in Radford, Va. was the first game in the series since 2003. The Highlanders are one of just two Big South members with winning records against the Lady Camels all-time, along with High Point (18-7).
Campbell and Radford met six-straight years in the Big South Tournament from 1987-92, making up five league championship games.
Next up for the Lady Camels will be High Point at home on Feb. 11, wrapping up a three game home stand.