Lady Camels Close Out Home Slate with Presbyterian Monday
BUIES CREEK, N.C.-Campbell will host Big South rival Presbyterian Monday at 7 p.m. at Gilbert Craig Gore Arena in its final home game of the 2011-12 season. The contest will be the final home game for Lady Camel seniors Katelyn Bass, Kate Cloxton and Amanda O'Neill.
Campbell dipped to 15-11 overall and 8-7 in conference play after a 67-66 overtime loss to a red-hot Winthrop squad, who won its fifth in a row on Saturday. The loss in extra time was CU's first overtime game of the season.
Junior forward Jazmine Cooper tied a career-high with 18 points to go along with seven rebounds and three steals in the loss, while Tonisha Baker gathered her team-best fifth double-double of the year with 13 points and 11 boards. Baker, a junior guard also chipped in five assists and two blocks.
Senior forward Katelyn Bass also registered a double-double, her second straight, with 10 points and 16 rebounds. Bass has gathered 33 rebounds over her last two games and is averaging 14.3 points and 11.3 rebounds per game over her last four outings. Kiera Gaines and Roslyn Presley also tacked on nine points apiece.
Baker leads the Lady Camels on the season at 13.3 points and 6.5 rebounds per game, while Bass collects 11.1 points and 6.7 boards. Cooper tallies 10.1 points and 5.8 rebounds.
Presbyterian, at 12-14 overall and 6-9 on the year, will head to Buies Creek after a 60-53 loss at High Point on Saturday. The loss was PC's second in a row following a four game win streak. Mariah Pietrowski paced PC with 17 points and eight rebounds at HPU.
The Blue Hose lead the Big South in scoring defense at 55.4 points allowed per game, but also stand ninth in scoring at 55.3.
Pietrowski leads the Blue Hose at 11.4 points and 5.7 rebounds per game, while Karlee Taylor collects 9.8 points and 2.0 boards. Dria David also collects 9.2 points and 3.9 rebounds per game for PC.
In the teams' earlier meeting this season in Clinton, S.C., Campbell took a 53-44 road win led by Tonisha Baker's 18 points. The Lady Camels trailed by two with over six minutes to play, but closed the game on a 15-2 run to earn the win. The meeting was only the second ever between Campbell and PC and Monday's contest will be the first in Buies Creek. The series is knotted at 1-1.
Next up for the Lady Camels will be their final pair of regular season games, heading to UNC Asheville on March 2, and Gardner-Webb on March 5.