Colleges

Gaines' 20 Points Leads Campbell WBB over UMES, 77-72

Posted December 15, 2012

— The Campbell women's basketball team came up with a 77-72 victory on Thursday afternoon against Maryland-Eastern Shore at the North Florida Hampton Inn Oceanside Holiday Classic at the UNF Arena. Sophomore forward Kiera Gaines (Mechanicsville, Va.) poured in a career-high 20 points becoming the first player on the team to reach the 20-point plateau this season.

For the first time in the campaign, three players reached double-figures in points as senior guard Tonisha Baker (High Point, N.C.) added 17 and junior forward Ashley James (Round Rock, Texas) scored 12 to help the Lady Camels improve to 7-2 on the campaign.

Campbell shot .492 from the field, making 29 shots, while hitting at a .400 rate from behind the arc. The Lady Camels also notched their third game of the season where they shot 80 percent or better from the free throw line, going 13-of-16 (.813).

Secondary scoring was provided by freshmen guards Zena Lovette (High Point, N.C.) and RaeChaun Edwards (Spring Grove, Va.) with seven points each. Senior guard Monique Spry (Wilson, N.C.) and junior forward Roslyn Presley (Petersburg, Va.) contributed five and four points, respectively.

UMES was strong on the glass, especially on the offensive end with 22 rebounds, as it held a 43-36 overall advantage in the category, and a 19-13 lead in second chance points. James pulled down eight rebounds, two away from a double-double, while Baker contributed six and Spry added five.

Campbell registered 14 assists during the contest as both Gaines and Baker led the game with four each. James totaled four blocks on the day, setting a new career-high.

The Lady Hawks were led offensively by the duo of Karona Roach and Sha-Kiyla Finney with 18 points each, while Ashleigh Claybrooks also reached double-figures with 10. Shanyce Stewart finished with nine rebounds.

Both teams relied on scoring points in the paint as the Lady Camels had a 34-32 advantage. Even though, Campbell committed four more turnovers, 21-17, it still registered 23 points off of their opponent's mistakes.

After the first and only tie of the contest at two, the Lady Camels cruised to a 22-5 advantage with 11:48 left in the first. Gaines knocked in four of her eight free throw attempts in the stretch as points were added by James, Lovette and Edwards.

The Lady Hawks came back in the second part of the half using offensive rebounds to provide second chance opportunities, which powered a 10-2 run that cut the deficit to 29-24 with 5:52 remaining. Baker, the team's leading scorer, came on with a three-point field goal and fast break layup, her first points of the contest, to bring the Campbell lead to 36-29 at 3:13.

After shooting well in the beginning of the first, the Lady Camels scored just one bucket in the final three minutes as the lead was down to two, 39-37, at the half.

Once again, Campbell came out of the locker room after half time hitting on all cylinders as the lead was pushed to 12, 55-43 with 14:01 left. A 10-0 run was jump started by a three pointer from Baker, who drained two during the run and added a layup.

Throughout the second half, UMES would make runs to cut the deficit to four, but each time the Lady Camels showed poise and pushed their lead back to double digits. The latest 10-point lead for Campbell occurred with 2:50 left on a jumper from James, 72-62, and eventually sealed the victory by sinking five foul shots.

The Lady Camels complete the UNF Holiday Classic on Saturday at 1 p.m. against Jacksonville State. Campbell returns to Gore Arena/John W. Pope, Jr. Convocation Center on Thursday for a 7 p.m. tilt vs. Elon.

Comments

This story is closed for comments.

Oldest First
View all
  • Sun Bowl: Duke vs. Arizona State

    Saturday at 2:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • CBB: Louisiana Tech at NC State

    Tuesday at 7:00 pm on WRAL-FM

Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
2nd Intermission
NYR 1
CAR 0
 
Final
TOR 118
NYK 108
Final
CLE 105
MEM 91
Final
MIA 100
BOS 84
Final
BRK 110
DET 105
Final
SAC 108
LAL 101
Final
ORL 88
PHI 96
Final
WAS 92
PHO 104
4th
MIN 85
IND 87
 
4th
OKC 97
NOP 94
 
Final
UVA 76
HARV 27
Final
BGU 68
FERST 82
 
Final
ARMY 72
MAINE 69
 
Final
QUIN 60
ORST 52
Final
CLST 69
USF 65
 
Final
CARK 55
CCAR 72
 
Final
UWGB 66
ARKLR 46
 
Final
RAD 74
CORN 61
 
Final
UNT 62
CREI 58
Final
CAN 67
HC 48
 
Final
USB 67
GHND 52
 
Final
OKST 64
MD 73
Final
WINT 100
REIN 72
 
Final
UGST 68
SMISS 55
Final
NEOM 77
TXPA 72
 
Final
STLU 58
VERM 55
 
Final
UNCA 62
WCU 66
 
Final
EVAN 81
ALAST 63
 
Final
HART 82
FIU 69
 
Final
VALPO 82
GOSHEN 55
 
Final
LIP 69
PEAY 63
 
Final
DEN 46
BRY 48
 
Final
MONT 62
SD 67
 
Final
MTST 65
TENST 47
Final
SAMF 64
LAMON 50
 
Final
SCAR 78
COKR 52
 
Final
HAMP 75
NARZ 66
 
Final
SDU 71
SDCHR 61
 
Final
BC 71
USC 75
Final
NICST 64
TROY 65
 
Final
BRAD 47
UCI 55
 
Final
UGA 65
SHU 47
Final
ALA 60
APP 59
Final
KSU 53
NDST 52
 
Final
WASU 82
SJST 53
 
9:00pm Tonight
UTEP
ALCOR
 
10:00pm Tonight
SEAT
SACST
 
Final
DET 1
COL 2
 
Final
EDM 5
DAL 6
 
2nd Intermission
BOS 2
BUF 2
 
2nd Intermission
NYR 1
CAR 0
 
2nd Intermission
CHI 2
TOR 0
 
9:00pm Tonight
WIN
PHI
Final
NOS 14
ATL 30
Final
HOU 25
BAL 13
Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
Final
CHI 14
DET 20
Final
TAM 3
GBP 20
Final
PIT 20
KAN 12
Final
MIA 37
MIN 35
Final
NYJ 16
NEP 17
Final
STL 27
NYG 37
Final
OAK 26
BUF 24
Final
DAL 42
IND 7
1st
ARI 0
SEA 0