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WBB: Campbell Falls at Liberty, 65-58

Posted January 19, 2013

— Senior guard Tonisha Baker (High Point, N.C.) achieved her 12th-career 20-point game by pouring in 21, but her efforts was not enough as the Campbell women's basketball team dropped a 65-58 game at Liberty on Saturday afternoon at the Vines Center.

The Camels fell to 12-5 overall and 4-3 in the Big South, while the Flames improved to 14-5 and 6-2 in league play. Liberty controlled the boards with a +25 margin and a total of 59, the most Campbell has given up all season.

Team defense was the mindset for the Lady Camels, who forced 27 turnovers, including a season-high 17 steals. Campbell converted 20 points off those turnovers, while only committing 14 mistakes during the contest.

Sophomore guard Kiera Gaines (Mechanicsville, Va.) tallied 12 points followed by junior forward Roslyn Presley (Petersburg, Va.), who scored eight points and grabbed a team-high seven rebounds off the bench.

Totaling six points and six rebounds was junior forward Ashley James (Round Rock, Texas.). Freshmen Zena Lovette (High Point, N.C.) and RaeChaun Edwards(Spring Grove, Va.) each added five points.

Campbell was held to a season-low 29.0 percent from the field on 20-of-69 shooting. Behind the arc, the team struggled making just 2-of-17 attempts.

Liberty was paced by Tolu Omotola with a double-double, 15 points and 11 rebounds, and Ashley Rininger with 11 points. Devon Brown pulled down 11 rebounds and added seven points.

To start the game, neither team was able to pull away through the first two media timeouts as the Lady Camels drew fouls and made shots from the free throw line to keep the score tied at 13 with 11:45 left.
Liberty opened a 5-0 run to take a 20-15 advantage and was relentless on the offensive glass, which helped it take control of the game. The Flames closed the half with a 34-26 lead, totaled 12 offensive rebounds and 14 second-chance points.

Campbell had a tough shooting half, going 9-of-33 from the field and missed all eight three-point field goals, but was still in the contest if it found a way to deny second chance opportunities for Liberty. Baker, Gaines and Presley each had six points at the break.

Coming out of the break, Omotola put the Flames up by 10 in the first minute, but the Lady Camels made a charge to close the deficit to three at 38-35 with 16:20 remaining. They were unable to continue it as Liberty scored the next five points.

Baker started a run of eight-straight points for Campbell with two free throws that cut the Flames advantage to 47-41 with 10:33 left. After Liberty took its largest lead of the game, 55-41, at 6:53, a tip-in by Gaines brought the score back to a six-point differential, 55-49 with 4:28 left.

From there, the ball bounced towards the Flames as scrums for rebounds landed in the hands of Liberty players. The lead for Liberty was as high at 10 with 1:59 remaining, 64-54.

Campbell forced the Flames to earn the victory as their final eight points came from the charity stripe. A three-pointer for Edwards, only the second of the game for Campbell, brought the score to 64-57 a minute before the final horn.

The Lady Camels return Gore Arena/John W. Pope, Jr. Convocation Center on Thursday to open a four-game homestand against Radford.

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