Women’s Basketball Hosts High Point Saturday
BUIES CREEK, N.C.-Campbell will wrap up a three game home stand on Saturday, hosting Big South rival High Point at 1 p.m. in Gilbert Craig Gore Arena.
The Lady Camels are 12-10 overall and 5-6 in conference games this season after Liberty and Radford snapped an 11 game home winning streak. In CU's last outing, a slim 64-59 loss to Radford on Monday night, Jazmine Cooper and Tonisha Baker both registered 14 points, while Amanda O'Neill scored 11. Katelyn Bass also gathered eight points and 10 rebounds on the night.
Campbell is 8-2 this season when playing in Buies Creek.
Baker, a junior guard, leads Campbell on the season with team-highs of 13.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.7 steals per game. Bass adds 10.5 points and 5.8 rebounds per game, while Cooper records 9.6 and 6.1 rebounds.
High Point stands 14-8 overall and 9-2 in conference play, coming off consecutive home losses to Liberty and Radford. Prior to the pair of losses, the Panthers were carrying a nine game winning streak, all coming in conference play.
The trio of Shamia Brown, Erin Reynolds and Cheyenne Parker lead HPU on the season with Brown and Reynolds pacing the team in scoring at 15.8 and 15.3 points per game, respectively. Brown also gathers 7.1 rebounds, while Parker notches 13.3 points and 12.5 rebounds per game.
In the teams' first meeting in January at HPU, the Panthers fended off a late Campbell run, and Shamia Brown posted 25 points to lead High Point to a 77-65 win. Jazmine Cooper led Campbell with 17 points and 11 rebounds in the game, while Baker tallied 16 and six.
Parker gathered 12 points and 14 rebounds for HPU, while Reynolds poured in 15 points and six assists.
Campbell is 7-18 all-time against the Panthers in a series dating back to 1973. The teams will be facing each other as conference opponents for the second time ever on Saturday. Campbell's last win over the Panthers came in 2008, 67-56, in Gore Arena.
After Saturday's contest, the Lady Camels will be back on the road, traveling to Coastal Carolina on Feb. 18, followed by Charleston Southern on Feb. 20.