Women’s Basketball Wins at Coastal 47-38

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

CONWAY, S.C.-Campbell used a 22-3 run wrapped around the half to down Coastal Carolina 47-38 in Big South women's basketball action Saturday afternoon in Kimbel Arena. 

Campbell improves to 14-10 overall and 7-6 in Big South games, while Coastal dips to 12-11 on the year and 5-9 in conference play. Campbell is now 20-17 all time against the Chanticleers, holding an 18-3 record against CCU as Big South rivals. The win broke an eight game losing streak in Conway, with the last Campbell win coming on Jan. 29, 1994 (77-73 2OT).

Coastal opened the contest with a nine point advantage, taking a 13-4 lead at the 13:31 mark on a Kayla Cook jumper. The Chanticleers then pushed their lead to 11 with 9:16 to go in the first after an Olivia Irick triple.

Still trailing by 11 at 21-10 with 4:36 to go, the Lady Camels notched an 8-0 run, led by three apiece from Heather Beadle and Amanda O'Neill. Coastal Carolina took a 23-18 lead into the half.

Out of the break, Campbell scored the second half's first nine points, extending the Lady Camel run to 17-2 before a Kayla Cook free throw broke the Coastal scoreless streak.

At the 14:14 mark, Kate Cloxton pushed the Campbell run to 22-3 on a three from the left wing, giving CU a 32-24 advantage. During the run, Coastal was limited to just one field goal over nearly a 10 minute span.

Campbell's largest lead of the afternoon came with 2:57 to play after Jessica Moore hit both of her charity stripe tries, extending the margin to 15 at 46-31.

The Lady Camels came away with the 47-38 win after Coastal's Olivia Irick hit a three with 19 seconds remaining.

Senior forward Katelyn Bass paced Campbell with 16 points and six rebounds, hitting 7-of-13 from the floor in the win. Jazmine Cooper followed with seven tallies, with six coming in the second half.

Kate Cloxton and Heather Beadle both added six points, with Beadle, an Austin, Texas native, tacking on three rebounds. Tonisha Baker added four points, seven rebounds and seven assists for the Lady Camels.

Olivia Irick led Coastal with 16 points and six rebounds, while Shatia Cole scored five. Kayla Cook and Alexx Puckett both added four points while combining for 10 boards.

Campbell forced 22 turnovers in the game, the 11th time the Lady Camels have forced 20 or more, while limiting opponents under 50 points for the seventh time this season. CU scored 18 points off Coastal turnovers.

Campbell will remain on the road for its next outing, heading to Charleston Southern on Monday for a 7 p.m. tip.