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WBB: Campbell Defeats Columbia (S.C.), 84-54

Posted December 3, 2012

Sophomore forward Kiera Gaines (Mechanicsville, Va.) was two assists away from a triple-double with 11 points and career-bests in rebounds with 11 and assists with eight as the Campbell women's basketball team posted a 84-54 victory over Columbia (S.C.) College in front of 2,905 at Gore Arena/John W. Pope, Jr. Convocation Center, the second-highest attendance in program history.

A team effort was used by Campbell (6-2) as all 13 players that dressed notched at least a point for the second time this season as the bench scored 33. Leading all scorers was senior guard Tonisha Baker (Hight Point, N.C.) with 17 points as the Lady Camels finished with a .508 shooting pct.

Junior guard Monique Spry (Wilson, N.C.) added nine points, while freshman guards Zena Lovette (High Point, N.C.) and RaeChaun Edwards (Spring Grove, Va.) each registered eight points as Campbell totaled 42 points in the paint and 25 points off turnovers.

Coming up with seven first-half points was junior guard Jessica Moore (Jacksboro, Tenn.), who also added three assists. Edwards contributed a career-best six assists as Campbell tallied a season-high 27 during the contest.

The Lady Camels grabbed 16 offensive boards and had an 48-32 advantage in the rebounding margin. Sophomore forward Juli Osborne (Kingsport, Tenn.) finished second on the squad with six boards as 11 Lady Camels came away with one rebound.

Campbell held the Fighting Koalas to .338 pct. from the field as Krystal Morrissette and Deidre Price led the team with 14 and 10 points, respectively. Kadijah Watts registered nine rebounds as Columbia (S.C.) College fell to 3-7 on the season.

The Education Day crowd began the game on their feet, creating a raucous environment, before Baker notched the first basket just under a minute in, which was met with a large cheer. The game remained close in the first five minutes as Watts drilled a three to cut the Campbell advantage to one, 10-9.

From there, the Lady Camels took over and generated a 22-2 run to race out to a 32-11 advantage with 6:37 left in the first. Feeding off the crowd, Moore and Spry nailed threes towards the end of the run, while senior forward Jazmine Cooper (Fayetteville, N.C.) added a layup.

Near the end of the half, Lovette drilled two three-point field goals in less than a minute to aid Campbell in registering a 42-21 advantage at the half.

The athleticism of Gaines showed in the second half as her defense with three blocks and a steal, led to opportunities for her teammates on the offensive end. The Lady Camels put together a 14-2 run to begin the frame, 56-24

The Fighting Koalas did challenge the Lady Camels throughout the game and recorded their largest run, 12-2, to close within 19 points, 60-41 with 12:47 left.

A made layup and foul shot by Baker following a timeout by head coach Wanda Watkins propelled the Lady Camels to its largest lead of the game of 37, 82-45 with 2:37 remaining. The 22-5 run was aided by the 13 second-half points from Baker and contributions from the bench in freshmen guard Jessica Pone (High Point, N.C.) and forward Jewell Yarborough (Creedmoor, N.C.) and sophomore guard Casey Elliott (Wilson, N.C.).

Osborne was the last Lady Camel that needed to find the score sheet and did just that with a layup just before the buzzer.

Education Day for the Lady Camels brought area fifth graders from Harnett and Sampson county elementary schools along with Cape Fear Christian Academy and Benson Middle School to the Campbell campus. The students arrived on campus for a morning of instruction prior to the game that included an appearance by WRAL weatherman, Greg Fishel, who provided a presentation to the crowd. The students also learned about preparing for college and international geography.

Next up for Campbell is the North Florida Hampton Inn Oceanfront Holiday Classic on Dec. 14-15 with the Lady Camels facing Maryland-Eastern Shore and Jacksonville State.
The Lady Camels return to Gore Arena/John W. Pope, Jr. Convocation Center on Dec. 20 for a 7 p.m. tilt against Elon.

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