Missed Opportunities Cost Bucs at Campbell January 21, 2012
by CSU Sports Information
BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Three of the five starters scored in double digits, but the Charleston Southern women’s basketball team shot 30.9 percent overall and 22.6 percent from beyond the arc as they took a 70-56 loss to Big South Conference foe Campbell at Pope Convocation Center in Buies Creek on Saturday.
The loss is just the second time all season the Buccaneers have fell in back-to-back games. The loss drops CSU to 11-7 overall and 4-3 in conference play as they continue to play without starting guards Kiki Rutledge and Helen Terry.
Forward Lakeitha Alston led the Bucs in scoring with 13 points,adding six rebounds and a team-high four steals.
Rachelle Coward added 12 points, going five-for-five at the free-throw line. Shay Jones also finished the afternoon in double figures, putting up 11 points while also leading the rebounding effort with a team-high eight boards. The Bucs were out-rebounded by the Fighting Camels, 42-33.
Kirklin Kirkpatrick sunk a team-high three 3-pointers to finish with nine points on the day.
Jazmine Cooper’s double-double helped the Camels improve to 10-7 overall and 3-3 in BSC play. Cooper scored 12 points and pulled down 13 rebounds, while Katelyn Bass led the scoring with 15 points and three steals. Tonisha Backer shot 50 percent from the field to finish with 13 points and Kate Cloxton dished out a team high 10 assists.
Both teams opened the game cold but Campbell grabbed an early six-point advantage four minutes into the contest. Anicia Dotson's trey cut the margin to three.
Campbell pushed their advantage into double digits midway through the half but CSU whittled the lead to one on a Dotson jumper. A late score by Alston would send CSU into the locker room down, 35-32.
CSU would never lead in the second half as Campbell maintained a comfortable lead for most of the half. The lead would reach 18 with a little over three minutes to play in the game.
Charleston Southern will stay in North Carolina to take on High Point on Monday in a 7 p.m. match up at the Mills Athletic and Convocation Center.
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