Women's Basketball

Bucs drop hard fought contest at Campbell

Bucs drop hard fought contest at Campbell

BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Campbell held off a Charleston Southern fourth quarter comeback attempt as the Camels defeated the Bucs, 58-49, on Tuesday at Gore Arena.

CSU falls to 6-8, 1-2 following the defeat, while Campbell improves to 9-5, 2-1 with the win. Rachel Burns led the Bucs with 13 points and four rebounds.

Charleston Southern struggled to find a rhythm early on as the Bucs shot 21.4% (6-of-28) from the floor in the first half. The Camels used 33.3% (7-of-21) three-point shooting to keep the Bucs out of striking distance.

Campbell jumped out to a 10-6 lead on a Micaila Coleman layup with 3:10 to go in the first quarter. The Camels led 16-6 before Shelby Wilbanks' jumper cut the lead to 16-8 at the end of the first frame.

Njeri Nelms' jumper trimmed the margin 19-14 with 5:02 left in the second quarter. Campbell refused to let up and pushed the pace as a Mikala Rouse layup put the Camels ahead 24-14. The Bucs didn't record an assist in the first half, while Campbell's five assists helped pace them to a 25-16 advantage at halftime.

The Camels broke away in the third quarter on a 15-2 run that was capped off by a Coleman trey to put Campbell ahead 42-20. Shauntavia Dobson followed up with a trifecta of her own and had a steal and a breakaway layup to cut the lead to 42-25. The Camels led 50-32 at the end of the third stanza.

Charleston Southern refused to go down without a fight as the Bucs went on a 10-3 run to open the final frame. Summer Price, who led Campbell with 23 points, drilled a three-pointer and had a layup to put the Camels ahead 58-42. CSU had three steals and six points in the final 36 seconds of the game, but Campbell held on to secure the win.

Inside the Numbers

  • CSU picked the pocket of the Camels eight times, while Campbell recorded only three steals.
  • Rachel Burns scored 13 points on 3-of-7 shooting from the field and 6-of-8 from the free throw line.
  • Weknyne Dumorne and Lexii Cassell patrolled the paint as each scored five points and led the Bucs with eight rebounds apiece.
  • CSU had only four assists, while Campbell took advantage of 11 dimes to distance themselves from the Bucs.

News and Notes

  • CSU dropped its second straight Big South game.
  • The Bucs fell to 1-6 away from the Buc Dome.
  • Ke'Asia Jackson returned to the starting lineup for the first time since December 2 at Clemson.
  • Rachel Burns and Lexii Cassell are the only two Bucs to start all 14 games this season.
  • CSU's loss to Campbell was the first time in the past eight games the Bucs did not have at least two players score double-digits in a game. It ended the streak that started December 11 against S.C. State.

Up Next
Charleston Southern returns to action when the Bucs host preseason Big South favorite Radford on Saturday at 3 p.m.

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